The pathology residency and fellowship program holds weekly and bi-weekly didactics throughout the year featuring presentations by subspecialty pathologists and laboratory directors from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Several Centers of Excellence and clinical pathology divisions also hold separate conferences
AP Didactics (Tuesdays, 7-9:00 a.m.)
A two-year didactic curriculum organized to cover core topics in anatomic pathology. The sessions consist of one hour of didactic presentations and one hour of unknown cases by subspecialty pathologists.
CP Didactics (Wednesdays, 7-8:00 a.m.)
A two-year didactic curriculum organized to cover core topics in clinical pathology. The sessions consist of one hour of didactic presentations by subspecialty laboratory directors.
Lab Management Didactics (One Friday every other month, 7-8:00 a.m.)
A two-year didactic curriculum organized to focus on topics such as quality assurance, quality control, test validation, laboratory inspections, and business management. Didactics are supplemented with mock CAP laboratory inspections every two years.
Seminars in Laboratory Medicine (SLM) (Mondays, 12-1:00 p.m.)
A weekly lecture series by clinical pathology faculty, fellows, and residents on emerging clinical pathology topics.
AP Grand Rounds (Thursdays, 12-1:00 p.m.)
Weekly conferences by senior faculty and invited guest lectures in clinical and anatomic pathology, respectively, presenting on evolving topics in the pathology field.
Wellness Wednesdays (Third Wednesday of each month, 8-8:30 a.m., after CP Didactics)
Short lectures/activities on wellness topics pertaining to residents and fellows, such as: sleep, stress, depression, and workplace ergonomics.
CP Review (Fridays 12-1:00 p.m.)
Weekly conference, led by a select resident discussing interesting board-relevant topics in CP.
Critical Reasoning/Clinical Review (CR2) First Friday AP Conference (First Friday of each month, 7 to 8 a.m.)
Monthly conference to review AP subspecialty content in a low-stakes environment.