Welcome From the Co-Chief Residents

Co-chief residents

Dear Prospective Applicants,

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our pathology program!  We offer five tracks: combined anatomic and clinical pathology (AP/CP), anatomic and neuropathology (AP/NP), clinical pathology only (CP-only), anatomic pathology only (AP-only), and physician-scientist (AP- or CP-only with an additional year of research between PGY-1 and PGY-2). The combined track is integrated, meaning that we are exposed to both clinical and anatomic disciplines concurrently from the beginning of our training. In addition to our rotations, we have daily resident morning conferences (learn more about our current conference schedule). These include unknown slide conferences, didactics from our faculty and fellows, resident case presentations, and gross conferences. Our curriculum offers 7 months of elective time for AP/CP track residents and 12 months of elective time for single track residents. You can find more curriculum information on this website.

There are many research opportunities in clinical and anatomic pathology and in the basic sciences through the numerous resources provided by ARUP Laboratories or through interdepartmental collaborations. The Department of Pathology and ARUP Laboratories have generous funding mechanisms in place for resident research projects. Many of our current residents are involved in basic science and translational research projects, which have been presented at national pathology meetings such as CAP and USCAP.

Our facilities are an asset to our training. Anatomic pathology rotations take place at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (an NCI-designated Cancer Center), University of Utah Hospital, Primary Children's Hospital, the Office of the Medical Examiner, and Intermountain Medical Center, a large private medical center. This offers an invaluable diversity of surgical pathology specimens. For our clinical pathology rotations, we rotate through ARUP Laboratories, a state of the art national reference laboratory, Intermountain Medical Center, University of Utah Hospital, and Primary Children's Hospital. In addition to having individual working space on each rotation, residents also have a residents' room with a reference library, computers, microscopes, and a La-Z-Boy recliner.

Currently, we have 20 residents, 17 in AP/CP, 2 in CP-only/physician-scientist track, and 1 in AP/NP. In addition to residents, we have 25 pathology fellows in subspecialties of clinical chemistry, cytopathology, GI pathology, surgical pathology, neuropathology, hematopathology, medical microbiology, molecular genetic pathology, pediatric pathology, medical genetics, clinical biochemical genetics, clinical cytogenetics, and clinical molecular genetics pathology. Many of our residents decide to stay here for their fellowships.

We are a diverse, easy-going group and come from all parts of the country and the world. Living in Salt Lake is affordable and there is free public transportation for residents. The hospital is one of the main stops for the Utah Trax train system. Most residents live within Salt Lake City, less than 20 minutes away from the hospital. SLC is an up and coming city, with numerous cultural events, restaurants, and diverse outdoor activities. The closest ski resort is within 30 minutes from campus. There are also many world-class hiking and biking trails, one of which is just behind campus. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have, so please contact us!

Katherine Boylan, MD
Jessica Corean, MD

Co-Chief Residents 2018-2019

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