Department of Pathology
The core educational mission for the BWH Pathology Department is to train leaders in academic medicine and in the art and practice of pathology. For decades, we have recruited the most talented trainees and have provided top-quality instruction in the clinical aspects of the discipline. Further, we believe that developing future leaders in academic pathology involves an integrated approach to education, research, and service. The Department is committed to providing exceptional clinical and scientific opportunities and mentorship to facilitate outstanding preparation for a broad diversity of career paths.
To encourage and enable such training, the educational experience is organized around several key elements:
The Residency Training Program has long been a flagship of the BWH Pathology Department and, with the growth of the Department and clinical service lines, is associated with multiple ACGME-accredited and institutionally-approved subspecialty fellowships. Dr. Elizabeth Morgan is the Program Director of the Pathology Residency Training Program and is responsible for residency recruitment and education across Anatomic Pathology (AP) and Clinical Pathology (CP). Dr. Marisa Nucci serves as Associate Residency Program Director with a focus on AP. Dr. Stacy Melanson serves as Associate Residency Program Director with a focus on CP.
The Residency Program at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital provides both depth and breadth of training in AP (3 years), CP (3 years), or combined AP/CP (4 years). The Residency is accredited by the ACGME for 38 residents.
The Residency Training Program is designed to meet the full certification requirements of the American Board of Pathology, while maximizing flexibility toward a spectrum of career goals. The program emphasizes achievement of core competencies in contemporary diagnostic AP and/or CP, graduated responsibilities, and a large menu of advanced elective experiences, fellowship opportunities in pathology subspecialties, teaching and leadership opportunities, and basic, translational or clinical research. The training program is continually evolving and improving, building on the input of trainees, faculty, and external experts. Changes are also implemented as needed to meet the specific requirements of the American Board of Pathology, the career needs of our residents, the clinical volume and subspecialty mix, and evolving technologies.
The key strengths of our training programs include:
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