Pathology Residency
Pathology residents

The Creighton University School of Medicine Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Resident Training Program is an ACGME-accredited four-year program with approximately two to three entering positions yearly. To view the ACGME accreditation certification, visit the ACGME site.

Program Highlights

  • $1500 annual book fund allowance
  • $1000 annual travel allowance for poster presentations at national conferences
  • Program scrubs and white coats
  • Scholarly activity (posters, publications)
  • QI project development and leadership

“A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are amongst them as comets amongst the stars.” - Linnaeus

Hear From Our Residents

Mission Statement

In the Department of Pathology our mission is to inspire our students, trainees and colleagues through our passion for our specialty and our dedication to the Jesuit traditions of ethical behavior, compassion, social justice, and academic distinction. As pathologists and clinical scientists, we are committed to discover, understand, and teach the pathophysiology of human disease and utilize this knowledge to provide high quality diagnostic information and consultations as an integral part of the patient care team.

Program Aims

  1. To matriculate residents who excel in quality improvement with a special focus on creating and maintaining high quality and more efficient testing for the clinical services. Each resident will receive focused didactics on this subject throughout every year of their residency. In addition, each resident will do one QI project with focus on testing improvement for the hospital system.
  2. To produce physicians who understand that one of the responsibility of physicians is to contribute to the field of pathology through scholarly activity specifically through the products of peer reviewed manuscripts, presentations, and curricula. Each resident by the time of graduation will have completed one of these scholarly activities.
  3. To progressively help the residents excel in diagnostic skills in terms of anatomic and clinical pathology as seen in continuous improvement on the in-service exam and steady growth on the milestones. Our residents’ score on the in-service exam will above a raw score of 500 by third year.
  4. Our residents will be skilled in their ability to professionally and confidently discuss pathology findings with their clinical colleagues and answer questions in terms of current findings and future avenues of testing. They will be active contributors to the clinical care team and enhance the patient care in their health care system. Each resident will present in 25 interdisciplinary conferences and will be rated as excellent in these presentations by faculty. Scholarly work is encouraged and will be done in combination with other clinical specialties.
  5. Our graduates will understand the logistics that go into making laboratory management decisions and be competent in the mechanics of running a clinical laboratory. Each graduate will have participated in an actual or mock CAP laboratory inspection.
  6. Our residents will be committed to patient safety and throughout residency will participate in systemic patient safety initiatives and lead changes to improve patient safety in the pathology department.

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