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Program Details


Pathology residents primarily participate in rotations at OU Medical Center, a 578 staffed-bed facility.  It includes Everett Tower (Children's Hospital and Women's & Newborn Pavilion), the Presbyterian Professional Building or PPOB (adult clinics) and Presbyterian Tower (adult services and trauma center).  OU Medical Center is nearing completion of a $180 million enhancement program, and is the cornerstone of the 275-acre Oklahoma Health Center.

The surgical pathology laboratories process approximately 20,000 cases per year. Cytopathology is responsible for approximately 70,000 cases per year.  Clinical pathology performs more than 3 million tests per year.

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a free standing, but connected, 300 staffed-bed hospital with annual average admissions of 7,400, annual average surgical cases of 5,300, annual average clinical lab tests of 1,400,000, and annual average cytology specimens of 2,000.

Integris Baptist Medical Center is a 500 staffed-bed community hospital with annual average admissions of 22,000, annual average surgical cases of 12,000, annual average clinical lab requests of 819,000, and annual average cytology accessions of 170,000.  Residents rotate to this facility for a portion of their training.

State of Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office provides residents with forensic pathology training.  Physicians at the ME's office have faculty appointments through the Department of Pathology.  Approximately 1,400 necropsies are performed each year at this facility.

Residents and fellows also rotate to the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI), a premier regional not-for-profit blood center providing blood and blood products to 90 hospitals across Oklahoma. Physicians at OBI are Department of Pathology faculty, and are board-certified in blood-banking and transfusion medicine.  OBI's mission is to  provide the safest and highest quality blood, services and health programs to  the patients and communities we serve.

Rotation through all participating institutions is an integral part of the program and provides exposure to a broad spectrum of anatomic/clinical pathology.


Salary and Benefits

Resident salary and benefit packages (health, life, and institutional malpractice insurance) are set by the College of Medicine and are intended to be competitive with comparable programs. Please refer to The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Compensation and Benefits  for further details beyond the department-specific information given below.

In addition to the salary and benefits listed above, the pathology residency program also provides:

  • Reimbursement for a residents’ Oklahoma training/medical license.
  • Financial support to attend educational conferences ($1,500 per year).
  • PATHPrimer 
  • RISE Practice Questions
  • Book fund ($750 for first-year residents, $500 for subsequent years)
  • Discounted campus gym membership