The Department of Pathology
Program Description - Pathology Residency
The Department of Pathology offers a four year training program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology or three-year training programs in either Anatomic or Clinical Pathology.
Our Program Mission Statement
The program’s mission is to provide strong basic training in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and its subspecialties. The program’s philosophic mission is to develop a medical knowledge/ skill base and professional attributes that allow our resident/ fellow to independently and competently practice pathology with a life long commitment to continued learning and excellence. The program is designed to develop anatomic and clinical pathologists of the highest caliber who are competent and prepared for private or academic practice.
The Department of Pathology subscribes to a three-fold mission of excellence in service, education and research. The department has provided, and will continue to provide, state-of-the-art anatomic and clinical laboratory services to our patients and the physicians who treat them at the medical center, its affiliated sites, and reference population. We are fully committed to the education of pathology residents and fellows.
It is expected after completion of the program that the resident will be able to pass the American Board of Pathology (ABP) examination, obtain a fellowship of his or her choice, and enter the practice of pathology with confidence in the knowledge base obtained at our program.
Departmental Mission Statement
The Department of Pathology at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine considers its mission to explore the basic nature, mechanisms, causes, and courses of human disease; to disseminate knowledge about human disease; and to provide high quality laboratory services for the diagnosis, management and prognostic evaluations of patients.
The Pathology Department is dedicated to teaching, service, and research. In addition to pathologists in the major subspecialties, three laboratory Ph.D./M.S. scientists, and a large part-time visiting pathologist faculty is available for instruction. The pathology faculty includes the range of board-certified sub-specialists, providing excellent training in:
- General and Oncologic Surgical Pathology
- Pediatric Pathology
- Oral Pathology
- Ophthalmic Pathology
- Muscle and Neuropathology
- Immunohematology/Transfusion medicine
- Renal and Transplant Pathology
- Cytopathology, Image Analysis, and DNA Flow
- Medical Genetics
- Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology
- Hematology and Coagulation
- Molecular Pathology
- Microbiology, Mycology Virology, and Parasitology
- Electron Microscopy
- Medical Informatics/Computer Applications
- Laboratory Management