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Ira Miller, MD, PhD Rush Univ Med Ctr Dept of Pathology 1653 W Congress Pkwy Chicago, IL 60612-3833

Tel: (312) 942-6128 Fax: (312) 942-3434


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency ProgramEdit

Program Director: Ira Miller, MD, PhD

AP/CP (4 years)

Positions: 16 (4 per year)

AP rotations: Autopsy and neuropathology, forensic pathology and toxicology, GI and soft tissue/bone pathology, GI biopsy, gynecologic pathology, hematopathology, dermatopathology, surgical pathology (includes breast, genitourinary, head and neck)

CP rotations: Blood bank, microbiology, molecular and cytogenetics, flow cytometry, coagulation, clinical chemistry and hematology, lab management

Are residents allowed to do external rotations? Yes

Elective time? 1 month in the 2nd year and 1 month in the 4th year

Adequate preview time? Yes

Support staff? There are 2 PAs who assist with grossing and frozen sections. One autopsy tech. Conference time is protected for residents.

AP/CP boards pass rate of recent graduates: 100%

Program Highlights:

-Dedicated GI biopsy only month.

-$250 book fund from the Pathology Department per year, $500 for senior residents per year.

-$300 additional book fund from the GME office (only exception is that PGY-1s get an iPad mini instead)

-$1200 for presentation at national meetings, which includes flight, taxi, hotel, registration, and food. This amount can be increased for residents with first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals.

-Ample research opportunities

-Opportunity to perform superficial FNAs and participate in immediate reads

-Frozen section specimens are sent directly to the pathology accession window. Residents do not retrieve specimens from the ORs.



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