Our training program takes advantage of the unique strengths of the UC Davis Health System as well as  academic programs across the Davis campus.  Here are just a few of the special opportunities that we offer:

  • Inter-disciplinary education: 
  • Rotations with sub-specialty teams in surgical pathology.
  • Quality programs:  Regular participation in Lean Process Improvement for the clinical laboratory
  • Technology at the leading edge of medical diagnostics, including:
    • Virtual tumor boards that utilize telemedicine to connect specialists at our Comprehensive Cancer Center  to rural communities in our Cancer Care Network.
    • Telepathology for frozen sections.
    • Informatics applied to clinical practice, such as a unique UC Davis-developed transfusion registry to manage use of blood products.
    • A state of the art robotic automation line in the core laboratory.
    • Formal training in molecular and genomic pathology, including genomic tumor boards.
  • Formal didactic sessions, including board-review sessions.
  • Experiences beyond academic medicine at our educational partner, the Mather Sacramento Veterans Administration Medical Center.
  • A structured mentorship program pairing residents with faculty mentors, modelled after UCD Schools of Health innovative Mentorship Academy .
  • Faculty who are award-winning educators.  


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