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Residency Program

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a comprehensive, well-balanced AP/CP training program that prepares graduates to become highly competent practitioners and leaders within the field of pathology. The program is designed to ensure residents are well-prepared for their next endeavor—whether it’s a career in private practice or academia. Graduates have a strong track record of achievement and have been successful in their ability to secure competitive fellowship positions and jobs in private practice and academic settings. IU School of Medicine also excellent sub-specialty training opportunities, and many residents choose to stay and complete their fellowship training with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Facilities

For the majority of their residency, IU School of Medicine pathology residents train in a state-of-the-art, award-winning facility (IU Health Pathology Laboratory) that serves as the central laboratory for IU Health. Residents have easy access to a wealth of cases running the gamut from the “bread and butter” of pathology to wide ranging hematologic and oncologic malignancies and organ transplants.

97000
surgical cases
5900
frozen sections
4700
FNAs

In addition to the high and varied case volume, resident education is further bolstered by the dedicated, accomplished faculty members who have considerable expertise in a wide range of sub-specialties. Residents also benefit from highly competitive core compensation and fringe benefit packages that includes a generous professional development fund.

Curriculum

This residency training program is designed to provide a challenging but highly rewarding learning experience. While rigorous, the program curriculum provides a great deal of flexibility and allows residents to better tailor their training to fit individual goals. Residents can earn 5-6 elective rotations, which offers excellent opportunity to further explore areas of interest.

Program leaders are continually looking for opportunities to expand the breadth of the curriculum and to improve the quality of resident training in a highly dynamic field. This program is unique in its ability to provide sign-out experience in both subspecialty and general pathology environments. These experiences afford residents the opportunity to train with faculty who are highly specialized in their field, while simulating the necessary experience of general sign-outs. Another unique aspect of the curriculum is the emphasis on resident education that complements the active learning environment with an extensive supplement of structured educational activities. Daily, faculty-driven didactic lectures and QC conferences are provided. Ample opportunity also exists within the program for resident research participation.

Sample Resident Schedule

Residency

Program Leadership

Matthew J. Kuhar, MD

Matthew J. Kuhar, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Bryan H. Schmitt, DO

Bryan H. Schmitt, DO

Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine