Core Didactic Sessions

The core didactic curriculum is organized as daily 7:30 AM lectures, Tuesday through Friday, for the majority of the academic year, up to two CP and two AP sessions each week. Both the AP and CP curricula are designed to provide a comprehensive, annually repeating (for core topics) or biannually repeating (for certain specialty topics) exposure to the entire spectrum of AP and CP content areas. CP lectures are organized either as traditional PowerPoint-based didactic lectures or structured interactive discussion sessions. AP sessions in most cases are organized as topical slide reviews with interactive discussion around a multi-headed microscope. The intent of the AP microscope sessions is to ensure resident exposure to essentially the entire range of neoplastic and non-neoplastic surgical pathology cases, including rarely encountered entities.