Welcome From the 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), Combine Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology (AP/NP), Clinical Pathology Only (CP-Only), Anatomic Pathology Only (AP-Only), and Physician-Scientist Research Pathway (An additional year of research in combination with one of the clinical training tracks). 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. These include unknown slide conferences, didactics from our faculty and fellows, resident case presentations, and gross conferences. Our curriculum offers generous elective time, for instance, 7 months of elective time for AP/CP 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.
Anatomic Pathology rotations take place at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (an NCI-designated Cancer Center), University of Utah Hospital, Primary Children's Hospital, Utah State Office of the Medical Examiner, and Intermountain Medical Center, a large private medical center. This offers an invaluable diversity of surgical pathology specimens and autopsy cases. For our Clinical Pathology rotations, we rotate through one of the largest national reference labs in the country, ARUP Laboratories, an academic hospital laboratory at the University of Utah Hospital, and through private hospital laboratories at Primary Children's Hospital and Intermountain Medical Center.
Currently, we have 18 residents, 15 in AP/CP, 2 in CP-only/physician-scientist track, and 1 in AP/CP physician-scientist track. In addition to residents, we have 30 fellows in the department completing subspecialty training in clinical chemistry, immunology, cytopathology, forensic pathology, GI pathology, surgical pathology, neuropathology, hematopathology, medical microbiology, molecular genetic pathology, pediatric pathology, medical genetics and genomics, laboratory genetics and genomics, and clinical biochemical genetics. 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!
Margaret Williams, MD
Evan Raps, MD
Co-Chief Residents 2019-2020