Curriculum

A residency that fits your goals

During your time as a resident, you’ll experience the clinical and educational opportunities you need to become a competent, lab-based hematologist. Your training will be tailored to your individual needs, but the overall curriculum is as follows:

PGY1: This year comprises training in relevant clinical medicine. You’ll spend at least six months studying adult clinical hematology, three months studying pediatric hematology/oncology, and the remaining time looking at other clinical disciplines with relevance to hematological pathology.

PGY2 and 3: During this time, you’ll gain approved residency training in adult, pediatric and community hematological pathology. You’ll also learn about:

  • morphological hematology
  • flow cytometry
  • hemostasis
  • transfusion medicine
  • hemoglobinopathy
  • tissue typing
  • cytogenetics
  • molecular pathology
  • immune function
  • hemolytic anemias
  • laboratory instrumentation and automation

PGY4: This year’s curriculum will be based on your interest and future career plans. You could spend the time training in a laboratory medicine subspecialty, taking electives in basic sciences, doing research work or taking courses in leadership or informatics.

How our hematopathologists help

Without our faculty of dedicated and knowledgeable experts, we wouldn’t be able to offer a curriculum this strong and diverse. Here are just some of the ways our hematopathologists contribute:

  • teach lectures, work in the laboratory, facilitate small groups during the Skin, Glands, and Blood section of undergraduate medicine (Med II)
  • teach residents in all programs, including internal medicine, anesthesia and pathology
  • teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • participate in continuing medical education initiatives for anesthesia, surgery and nursing
  • engage in clinical and applied research, as well as basic sciences research