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Zhong Jiang, MD UMass Memorial Med Ctr 3 Biotech 2nd Fl One Innovation Dr Worcester, MA 01605

Tel: (508) 793-6166 Fax: (508) 793-6110

E-mail: zhong.jiang@umassmemorial.org

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency ProgramEdit

3/26/2013

Program name:      Univ of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center

Program Director:  Dr. Jiang

Number of residents (per year / total):            4/16

Visas sponsored?   Yes

Average work hours on surgical path?           10-11 h/day

Are you allowed to do external rotations? Yes

Do you feel you have:

·         Adequate preview time? Yes

·         Adequate reading time? Yes - for the most part

·         Adequate support staff (PA’s, Secretarial, etc…)? Yes

·         Adequate AP Teaching? Yes

·         Adequate CP Teaching? Yes

·         Graduated responsibilities? Yes

Fellowship Programs offered? Please list.        Cyto, Surgical Path, Derm, Hematopathology

CAP Standardized Fellowship Application Accepted?      

Additional benefits to trainees (Book Fund, Travel Fund, Other resources):     Book fund; Travel fund

Famous Faculty:     Dr. Fraire

Cytopathology FellowshipEdit

Dermatopathology FellowshipEdit

Hematopathology FellowshipEdit

Surgical Pathology FellowshipEdit

Comment 1: 4/12/12


Residency Program Name: University of Massachusetts


Residency Program Director:

  • Dr. Zhong Jiang

Number of residents (per year / total):

  • 4/16 Total

Visas Sponsored:

Pros:

  • Excellent anatomic pathology training (60,000 specimens/year), solid transfusion medicine & blood banking, lots of opportunity for research. Molecular pathology training is integrated into the curriculum. Residents and faculty work well with each other – great learning environment.

Cons:

  • Pediatric pathology and soft tissue pathology specimens volume is less than previous years, cover 3 campuses (all within 5 mile radius), medical examiner rotation not in city-requires 1 hour travel.

Average work hours on surg path?

  • 55 to 60 hours a week.

Are you allowed to do external rotations?

  • Yes – as long as they are at ACGME accredited programs (2 electives allowed)

Famous Faculty:

Do you feel you have:


Adequate preview time?

  • Yes (can be faculty dependent – but usually at least 2-3 hours min.)

Adequate support staff (P.A.’s, secretarial, etc.)?

  • Yes (4 PAs, 4 techs, adequate secretarial support)

Adequate AP Teaching?

  • Yes.

Adequate CP Teaching?

  • Yes.

Are Fellowship Programs Offered? Please list:

  • Yes – Hemepath (1 position), Dermpath (1 position), Cytology (1 position), Surgical Pathology (2 positions).

CAP Standardized Fellowship Application Accepted?

  • No.

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