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Curriculum

Resident training is composed of core training and advanced training. Core training is designed to provide each first year resident with an introduction to both anatomic and clinical pathology, particularly in preparation for handling resident call responsibilities. Residents must successfully complete core training before progressing to advanced training. Residents are not assigned call responsibilities until they have successfully completed the core curriculum.

 Anatomic Pathology

 

 

Clinical Pathology

Autopsy Pathology - 

The first block is autopsy only and is focused on how to carry out and document autopsies on people of all ages.  Subsequent rotations are combined with neuropathology.  During the combined neuropathology/autopsy rotation you will participate in: neuropathology slide review/case sign-out, brain cutting, and frozen sections.  Additionally, you may be paired with a first-year resident for teaching purposes.

Hours: 08:00 - 17:00

Call: Cover the autopsy services Saturday from 08:00 - 14:00.  We attempt not to place residents on after-hours call while on autopsy.

Block breakdown: 

1 (core - autopsy only)

3 (combined with neuropathology

 

Surgical Pathology - 

The first surgical pathology rotation is a total of 2 block (8 weeks). The first 2 weeks are spent learning how to gross and the following 6 weeks are spent in the following three day cycle: grossing (day 1), large case slide preview/biopsies (day 2), and sign out/biopsies (day 3). Subsequent rotations follow the three day cycle. As a third year resident you will participate in a surgical pathology teaching rotation where you proctor and provide assistance to first and second year residents.

Hours: 07:00 - 17:00 (days 2 and 3), 07:00 - 18:30 (day 1)

Call:   Not call eligible

Block breakdown:

2 (bootcamp/core)

13 (2 core, 11

three-day cycle or teaching)

Surgical Pathology (VA Medical Center OKC) -

Duties include: grossing biopsy specimens, grossing large specimens, and daily slide review with your attendings.

Call: Eligible

Block breakdown:

4 blocks

Cytopathology -

Learn to evaluate: fine needle aspirate specimens, urine specimens, and pap smears. Participate in fine needle aspirations and adequacies.

Hours: 08:00 - 17:00

Call: eligible

Block breakdown:

3 blocks

Forensic Pathology -

Off site at the Oklahoma City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Learn the medico-legal aspects of death investigation and have the opportunity to go to court and scene investigations.

Hours: 08:00 - 17:00

Call: Eligible

Block breakdown:

1 block

Pediatric Pathology -

Slide review for a variety of pediatric biopsies and large cases.  Learn to evaluate placental pathology.

Block breakdown:

1 block

Dermatopathology -

Off-site rotation at Regional Medical Laboratory (RML) in Tulsa, OK.  Reviewing dermatopathology slides, including: consult cases, immunohistochemistry, biopsies, and small/large excisions.  Hotel and travel expenses paid for by the department.

Hours: Hours: 08:00 - 17:00

Call: Not eligible

Block breakdown:

1 block

 

Hematopathology (OUHSC) - 

Learn how to interpret: blood smears, bone marrow, and synovial fluid in conjunction with flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and FISH results.  The senior level rotation is focused on understanding the molecular basis of hematopoietic disease and malignancy.

Hours: Hours: 08:00-17:00

Call: Eligible

Block breakdown: 

3 - (2 core, 1 advanced

Blood Banking - 

Primarily call-based.  You are responsible for: managing transfusion reactions, requests for special blood products, managing platelet refractoriness, attending one-on-one didactics with your attending, and attending blood bank management meetings.  Senior rotations provide the opportunity to spend time at the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to learn about: apheresis, identification of rare antibodies, and regional blood banking management.

Hours: Hours: 08:00 - 17:00

Call: Eligible

Block Breakdown:  4 blocks

Clinical Chemistry - 

Learn the mechanics/limitations of laboratory testing and management, as well as management of send out testing.

Hours: Hours: 09:00 - 17:00

Call: Eligible

Block Breakdown:  4 blocks

Molecular - 

Learn the mechanisms and goals of molecular testing.  Spend time with technologists.  Review results of testing in conjunction with patient medical history.  Learn cytogenetics, including: FISH, next generation sequencing (NGS), and karyotyping.

Hours: Hours: 08:00 - 17:00

Call: Eligible

Block Breakdown:  2 blocks

Microbiology -

Learning: bacteriology, virology, parasitology, and mycology.  Understanding testing and antimicrobial susceptibility for all of these infectious diseases.

Hours: Hours: 08:00 - 17:00

Call: Eligible

Block Breakdown:  3 Blocks

Informatics -

Learn about medical systems and laboratory information systems.

Hours: Hours: 08:00 - 17:00

Call: Eligible

Block Breakdown: 

1 Block

Integrated Clinical Pathology -

A rotation for residents in their final year.  Learning laboratory management.

Hours: Hours: 08:00 - 17:00

Call: eligible

Block Breakdown: 

3 Blocks

Hematopathology (Integris Baptist) -

Off-site at the Integris Baptist medical center in Oklahoma City. Experience private practice pathology and participate in bone marrow biopsies.

Hours: Hours: 08:00 - 17:00

Call: Not eligible

Block Breakdown: 

1 Block

 

The remaining six blocks are unassigned (elective months) and may be used for additional training in a required area, for training in a non-required area, or for a research experience. See a sample rotation block here.