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UW Medicine Pathology
Box 357470
Seattle, WA 98195-7470

PH: 206-543-1140
Fax: 206-543-3644

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency ProgramEdit

Comment 1:

(Post 4/12/12)


Residency Program Name: University of Washington


Residency Program Director:

  • Kelly Smith, MD, PhD
  • Associate Program Directors: Melissa Upton, MD (AP); Petrie Rainey, MD, PhD, Director of CP training; Geoff Baird, MD, PhD (CP); Meghan Delaney, MD (CP)

Number of residents (per year / total):

  • 7-9 /27; Options include AP/CP, AP only, CP only, AP/NP, and Physician-Scientist Track

Visas Sponsored:

  • Visa may be sponsored but application must start before Match.

Pros:

  • AP + CP are separate departments – CP training is very strong with advanced residents serving as Acting Diretors. Departments encourage resident engagement and scholarly projects.
  • Reasonable work hours, great PA support, varied work environments (VA, trauma hospital, medical center, private practice rotations), strong AP and CP teaching
  • 11 fellowships with over 16 total positions, so nearly half of the fellowships are filled with outside candidates.
  • UW has a global health certificate program for interested residents, with options to do electives in Africa.
  • UW has a funded year-long Clinical Research Fellowship to support a year of investigational work.
  • Family-friendly program with many residents raising families while training.
  • Strong informatics in both AP and CP.

Cons:

  • Traveling between different sites; AP and CP are separate departments.

Average work hours on surg path?

  • 9-12 hours, depending on the day.
  • 7AM - 7PM (processors start at 5 PM!)

Are you allowed to do external rotations?

  • Yes, but electives may not funded if they duplicate rotations at UW training sites.
  • UW has a one-month elective in Surgical Pathology at a mission hospital in Kenya.

Famous Faculty:

Do you feel you have:


Adequate preview time?

  • Yes, most services get a full preview day.
  • Generally yes, some rotations better than others

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

  • 2 PAs, additional grossing techs at UW site.


Adequate AP Teaching?

  • Yes, protected time for didactics and multiple teaching conferences throughout the week.

Adequate CP Teaching?

  • Yes, each lab has their own curriculum. Projects are encouraged. CP call rounds weekly. No autopsies during CP.

Are Fellowship Programs Offered? Please list:

  • Hemepath (2), dermpath (1), GI + hepatic (2), neuropath (1), cytopath (1), bone + soft tissue (1), renal (1), breast & gyn (1), ped path (1), surgical pathology (4), molecular path (in process), CP – micro, chemistry, blood bank.

CAP Standardized Fellowship Application Accepted?

  • Unknown

Comment (Posted September 2012)

Residency Program Name: University of Washington

Residency Program Director: Ben Hoch, MD

Number of residents (per year / total):

7/28 (usually 1 CP only)

Visas Sponsored:

     

Pros:

Relatively good lifestyle; Seattle; strong CP program; wide case variety; variety of sites/models fo practice (VA, Private, Community, Academic)

Cons:

High cost of living relative to salary, benefits, etc...; in midst of transition to hybrid general/subspecialty signout model - somewhat chaotic from a logistic standpoint; traveling to multiple sites

Average work hours on surgical path?

60/week (but I am very efficient, most others work more like 70-75/wk)

Are you allowed to do external rotations?

Yes, with advance notice and coordination

Famous Faculty:

Do you feel you have:

Adequate preview time? Most of the time

Adequate support staff (P.A.’s, secretarial, etc.)? No, but they are working on it (see cons re:transition)

Adequate AP Teaching? In most areas

Adequate CP Teaching? Yes

Are Fellowship Programs Offered? Please list: GI/Hepatic, Derm, Heme, Cyto, Surg Path, Bone and Soft Tissue, Renal, Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Genetics, Clinical Microbiology, Breast and Gynecology

CAP Standardized Fellowship Application Accepted? unsure

Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology FellowshipEdit

2016 Available (1) 2017 Filled (1)
Benjamin Hoch, MD - UWMC


Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

Breast & Gynecologic Pathology FellowshipEdit

2016 Filled (1) 2017 Filled (1)
Rochelle Garcia, MD - UWMC


Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

Cytopathology FellowshipEdit

2016 Filled (1) 2017 Available (1)
Stephen Schmechel, MD PhD - HMC


Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

Dermatopathology FellowshipEdit

2016 Filled (1) 2017 Available (1)
Zsolt Argenyi, MD - UWMC


Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

Forensic Pathology FellowshipEdit

2016 Available (1) 2017 Available (1)
Richard Harruff, MD PhD - King County ME Office

GI & Hepatic Pathology FellowshipEdit

2016 Full (2) 2017 Available (1)
Matthew Yeh, MD PhD - UWMC


Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

Neuropathology FellowshipEdit

2016 Filled (2) 2017 Available (2)
Dirk Keene, MD, PhD


Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

Pediatric Pathology FellowshipEdit

2016 Filled (1) 2017 Available (1)
Raj Kapur, MD-- SCH


Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

Renal Pathology FellowshipEdit

2016 Filled (1) 2017 Available (1)
Charles E. Alpers, MD - UWMC


Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

Surgical Pathology FellowshipEdit

2016 Full (4) 2017 Available (4)
Rochelle Garcia, MD - UWMC


Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

Clinical Chemistry FellowshipEdit

Geoffrey Baird, MD PhD

Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form


Hematopathology FellowshipEdit

2016 (2) Filled / 2017 (2) Available
Daniel E. Sabath, MD PhD - UWMC


Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

Microbiology FellowshipEdit

Brad T. Cookson, MD PhD - UWMC


Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form


Transfusion Medicine FellowshipEdit

Terry Gernsheimer, MD - Puget Sound Blood Center


Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

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