Resident Manual

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine offers pathology residency training in combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP) or in Anatomic Pathology alone. The material in this manual delineates the policies, procedures, as well as the goals and objectives necessary to meet accreditation and training requirements, including competency-based training.

The material in this manual represents the cumulative effort by many individuals to provide formal teaching objectives, and structured rotations and teaching conferences. The information provided here is intended to not only delineate departmental and institutional resident and training policies, but to also provide both residents and faculty guidance for graduate medical education within our department.

Each section of the manual is reviewed annually and updated as necessary in order to accurately reflect current policies and expectations. However, the practice of pathology and the training of pathologists are ever changing. Any discrepancies found in this manual should be brought to the attention of the Program Director. Additionally, any suggestions for improvement of the manual, of individual rotations, or of the overall educational experience should also be directed to the Program Director. Our goal is to provide the highest quality pathology residency training possible.

Michael H. Creer, M.D.
Director, Pathology Residency Program