Location & General Inquiries
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1732
Residency applications are accepted via the on-line ERAS process only (www.nrmp.org). For additional information including eligibility, benefits, and a sample resident contract, please go to http://medschool.ucla.edu/gme. Of note, only the clinical J-1 visa sponsored by ECFMG is acceptable when applying to an ACGME accredited training program at UCLA.
The Department of Pathology supports 20 pgy 1-4 residency positions as well as approximately 20 post residency fellowship positions and from 1-4 post sophomore or post junior fellowship positions. Most residents choose 4 year, combined anatomic and clinical pathology training (4 year AP/CP), however 3 year AP only, 3 year CP only and 4 year AP/NP training is also available. The AP/CP program is a combined format with clinical pathology (CP) and anatomic pathology (AP) rotations intermixed throughout the four years of training. Early exposure to all essential aspects of pathology allows residents to begin deciding on career specialization early on. Three months of elective, and three months of flexible training provide an opportunity for various paths through a 3 or 4 year program. We also offer a research residency track for highly motivated physician-scientists.
24 month core of AP, 18 month core of CP, three months of elective and three months of senior, fellowship level AP rotations from the well established Surgical Pathology Fellowship (Frozen Section Supervisor, Junior Attending/Supervisor at UCLA, Junior Attending at Santa Monica UCLA). Most residents choose this option.
24 month core of AP, 18 month core of CP, 3 months of elective and 3 months of senior, fellowship level rotations in the clinical labs (transfusion medicine, hematology, microbiology, molecular pathology, cytogenetics or chemical pathology).
Summary of American Board of Pathology requirements for getting board certification in Neuropathology.
a. Applicants who are certified in AP/CP or AP only must complete 2 full years of training in an ACGME accredited neuropathology program.
b. Applicants who are certified in CP or are certified by another ABMS member board (e.g. Neurology) must complete 1 full year of ACGME accredited training in anatomic pathology, and 2 full years of ACGME accredited training in neuropathology
c. Combined Anatomic Pathology/Neuropathology
Applicants for AP/NP certification must meet the autopsy requirements described under Section III.B.1 Primary Certification.
AP/CP, AP only or CP only:
CP only (3 years) 18 month core of CP, 12 months senior fellowship level CP rotations (if desired up to 6 months AP rotations may be substituted), 6 months laboratory research, preferably the last 6 months of residency.
4 months hospital autopsy, 1 month medical examiner autopsy, 3 months cytology, 1 month FNA, 14 months surgical pathology (7 months subspecialized surgical pathology rotations, twice each), 1 month endoscopic GI biopsies.
4 months hematopathology/lymphoma, 3 months transfusion medicine, 3 months clinical chemistry, 3 months of microbiology, 2 months of molecular pathology (with immunogenetics and clinical informatics), 1 month of cytogenetics, 1 month of senior laboratory director service, 1 month of CP elective