The ultimate goal of a pathology residency program is to provide trainees with the exposure, knowledge and tools to succeed in the next stage of their career. To that end, UNMC offers a truly comprehensive residency experience in both anatomic and clinical pathology that allows its residents to excel, whether in a career in academics or in private practice.
Our flexible program consists of core rotations through each of the basic anatomic pathology (AP) and clinical pathology (CP) disciplines, followed by advanced rotations and electives including molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics, flow cytometry, forensic pathology, pediatric pathology as well as other subspecialty areas including transplant pathology, dermatopathology, neuropathology, hematopathology and others. Knowledge and skills are gained through service rotations, a didactic AP/CP core curriculum, numerous subspecialty and interdisciplinary conferences and teaching activities for medical students, as well as allied health students. The strength of our program is exemplified by the receipt of our five year renewal of our Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accreditation in October 2010.
As the major referral center for the state, we see a superb variety of cases with ample “bread and butter” pathology mixed with rare and interesting specimens. A strong didactic curriculum and a high faculty to trainee ratio are designed to optimize residents’ education. Our world class in-house ancillary services, including cytogenetics, molecular pathology and a very active state public health laboratory to name a few, provide residents with unparalleled opportunities to be involved in the cutting edge of pathology clinical service, research and education.
The intangible strengths of UNMC’s Pathology Residency Program are just as important as those listed above. With faculty dedicated to teaching a resident pool with strong camaraderie and outstanding, modern facilities, there is a supportive culture that helps residents be successful. As an added bonus, Omaha is a wonderful city in which to live during your four years here!
Thanks for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!
Drs. Samuel Cohen and Geoffrey Talmon
- Residency Program
- Fellowship Programs
About UNMC and Omaha
Samuel M. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.
Residency Program Director
Geoffrey A. Talmon, M.D.
Assistant Resident Director