Curriculum

The curriculum is structured in such a way to give residents in all tracks maximum scheduling flexibility. In the AP/CP track, 10 months of the PGY-1 year and nine months of the PGY-2 year are predetermined. Residents are allowed to schedule their remaining months with required and elective rotations and research time. In the CP-only track, the PGY-1 year consists of core training in transfusion medicine, microbiology and infectious disease, clinical chemistry, and hematopathology, and CP-only residents are allowed to schedule their PGY-2 and PGY-3 years as they see fit to best integrate clinical and research elective months.

AP/CP Program Core/Required Rotations

Rotation Months
Anatomic Pathology (23 1/2 months)
Autopsy 5 months
Surgical Pathology 9 months
Cytopathology 3 months
Forensic Pathology 1 month
Pediatric Surgical Pathology 1 month
GI Pathology 2 months
Dermatopathology 1 month
Neuropathology 1 month
Renal Pathology 1/2 month
Clinical Pathology (17 1/2* months)
Coagulation/Transfusion Medicine 3 months
Chemistry 3 months
Hematopathology 3 months
Cytogenetics 1/2 month
Community Clinical Pathology 1/2 month
Flow Cytometry 1 month
Immunology 1 month
Infectious Diseases 2 months
Molecular Oncology 1 month
Molecular Pathology 1 month
Pediatric and University
Hospital Clinical Chemistry
1 month
Lymph Node Pathology 1/2 month
*At least 1 month of elective time must be spent on a Clinical Pathology rotation (not research) to meet ABP board eligibility requirements for Clinical Pathology training

CP-Only Program Core/Required Rotations

Rotation Months
Clinical Pathology (24 months)
Coagulation/Transfusion Medicine 3 months
Hematopathology 3 months
Clinical Chemistry 4 months
Infectious Diseases 3 months
Community Clinical Pathology 2 months
Molecular Genetics 2 months
Molecular Oncology 1 month
Molecular Pathology 1 month
Flow Cytometry 1 month
Cytogenetics 1 month
H&I Lab 1 month
Pediatric Clinical Chemistry 1 month
Immunology 1 month

AP-Only Program Core/Required Rotations

Rotation Months
Anatomic Pathology (25 1/2 months)
Autopsy 5 months
Cytopathology 3 months
Dermatopathology 1 month
Forensic Pathology 1 month
GI Pathology 2 months
Hematopathology 2 months
Neuropathology 1 month
Pediatric Surgical Pathology 1 month
Renal Pathology 1 month
Surgical Pathology 7 months
ARUP Molecular Oncology 1 month
Lymph Node Pathology 1/2 month

Electives

Anatomic Pathology Clinical Pathology
Community Practice Clinical Chemistry
Cytopathology Clinical Informatics
Dermatopathology Coagulation
Forensic Pathology Community Practice
Frozen Section Pathology Cytogenetics
GI Pathology Flow Cytometry
Head and Neck Pathology H&I
Neuropathology Immunology
Pediatric Surgical Pathology Infectious Diseases
Renal Pathology Molecular Genetics
Research Molecular Oncology
Sarcoma Pathology Research
Surgical Pathology Toxicology/Pharmacogenomics
Lymph Node Pathology Transfusion

Contact Us

Kristi J. Smock, MD
Director of Residency Training
Email: kristi.smock@aruplab.com

Kimi Crist
Residency Coordinator
Email: kimi.crist@path.utah.edu