Objectives and Organization of the Training Program

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The goal of the Saint Louis University Residency in Pathology is to prepare physicians for the practice of pathology in any setting—academic or community hospital or laboratory.

The Saint Louis University School of Medicine Department of Pathology provides a broad curriculum in diagnostic, consultative, investigative and administrative aspects of clinical and anatomic pathology. Training and experience in techniques and methods used in diagnostic, consultative, administrative and experimental pathology emphasize hospital-based pathology, clinical correlative experience and the role of the pathologist in patient care decision making. Multiple educational methods are employed; apprenticeship is a key teaching technique as residents work alongside practicing pathologists. Faculty provides supervision and instruction at all levels of training, and resident responsibility increases with demonstrated ability.

Residents are members of the Department of Pathology and participate in department activities, including scholarly activity. At completion of the residency, the resident will be qualified for combined certification in AP/CP and will have demonstrated competency expected of a new practitioner in patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement and systems based practice. The program reinforces the concept of life-long learning.

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