Anatomic Pathology Residency Program
The Anatomic Pathology Residency Program provides three years of advanced training
in anatomic pathology to serve as a foundation for becoming a competent diagnostic
pathologist and to help prepare the trainee for certification by the American
College of Veterinary Pathologists.
This program provides training in morphologic pathology of companion animals, food
animals, horses, birds, laboratory animals and exotic species. Aside from training
in diagnostic gross and microscopic pathology and disease pathogenesis, residents
will learn principles of general pathology at the molecular level, as well as an understanding
of clinical pathology.
The primary mode of resident instruction is based on trainee participation in necropsy and biopsy service duty under the supervision of a senior pathologist. Cases include those submitted from the OSU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and cases
submitted to the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory from the surrounding geographical region. Residents typically participate in approximately 14 weeks of necropsy duty and 14 weeks of biopsy duty per year.
In addition to necropsy and biopsy casework, trainees participate in gross rounds, biopsy rounds, path slide conference and other relevant mandatory and optional rounds and seminars. In order to facilitate an intense level of directed independent study for our trainees, rounds and seminars are greatly reduced in mid-December to mid-January, June and July.
The anatomic pathology residency program emphasizes training in diagnostic pathology and is not a combined residency/graduate program. Trainees have the option of continuing in a graduate program following completion of residency requirements. During the residency program, trainees are strongly encouraged to participate in the publication of case reports and/or small collaborative research projects.