Sanford School of Medicine Residencies

Pathology Residency Rotation Schedules

Rotation schedules

PGY1

PGY2

PGY3

PGY4

Gross / Auto.

C/P

Clinical Chemistry / Imm.

C/P Elective

Gross / Auto.

Anatomic Pathology

Clinical Chemistry / Imm.

A/P Elective

Heme

Cytology

Anatomic Pathology

A/P Elective

Gross / Auto.

Cytology

Dermatopathology

Blood Bank 2

Gross / Auto.

Anatomic Pathology

Molecular Cytogenetics

A/P Elective

Heme.

Clinicals (ABGs)

Blood Bank

Hot Seat

Heme.

Micro

Blood Bank

C/P Elective

Gross / Auto.

Micro

Anatomic Pathology

Hot Seat

Clinical Chemistry

Micro

Clinicals / Endocrinology

Hot Seat

Clinical Chemistry

Elec./Res.

Anatomic Pathology

C/P Elective

Gross / Auto.

Elec./Res.

Heme. 2

Hot Seat

C/P

Anatomic Pathology

Heme. 2

C/P Elective


Call
  • Each resident takes primary AP/CP call for a week at a time, typically nine weeks per year
  • Residents rotate major holidays, usually amounting to one major holiday per year
  • Staff pathologist is on call with resident at all times
  • C/P call consists mainly of occasional clinical chemistry and blood banking phone calls
  • Resident is responsible for occasional bone marrow biopsies and aspirates on weekend
  • Residents take beeper call from home; there are no call rooms
Frozen sections
  • Staff pathologist is responsible for being physically present for all frozen sections
  • On-call resident assists with frozen sections
  • When possible, resident will perform frozen section and inform requesting physician of diagnosis
Autopsies
  • Resident on call is not responsible for forensic autopsies, unless arrangements have been made with forensic pathologist and/or assistant coroners for Minnehaha County
  • Resident on call is responsible for all weekend autopsies done at Royal C. Johnson Memorial VA Medical Center and Sanford USD Medical Center (excluding forensic), unless so directed by forensic pathologist

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