Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

Resident Rotations

Rotations are generally evenly divided per year between anatomic and clinical pathology disciplines. Most rotations occur at CHI Health/Creighton University Medical Center.The CHI Health system has over 32,000 surgical pathology cases annually and over a million CP cases annually, providing ample material for resident education.

For the clinical pathology rotations, time is initially spent on the bench, learning the principles of instrumentation, procedures, sources of error, quality control, and handling of daily problems. Cases are initially worked up with the attending faculty member. Gradually residents are given more responsibility in working up cases. By the end of the third year, residents are expected to be relatively independent in working up cases and providing consultation to colleagues in the clinical disciplines.  Faculty members are always readily available for assistance. Specific clinical pathology electives can be included during the third and fourth year of residency.  

The anatomic pathology core rotations include 13 months of autopsy and surgical pathology at CHI Health/Creighton University Medical Center. Four months are devoted to the study of cytopathology. The resident will gain experience in immunopathology, medical informatics, and neuropathology, which are integrated into the rotations.

Residency In Anatomic And Clinical Pathology 

The pathology training program at Creighton University consists of a minimum of four years in which anatomic and clinical pathology experience is integrated to provide a broad well-rounded experience in pathology.  The program is flexible enough to stimulate individual interest and, at the same time, is designed to provide a core of experience in all areas of pathology.  Every step of the way is guided by detailed goals and objectives that are regularly assessed and revised.  In addition, the core rotation experience meets the American Board of Pathology eligibility requirements.

On Call Schedule

Resident call is scheduled for one week at a time on a rotational basis among seven residents.