Conferences and Rotations
One afternoon a week, the entire staff and residents meet to discuss all
of the interesting cases of the preceding week. During this conference,
the cases are reviewed at a ten-headed microscope where the microscopic
features, diagnosis, clinical background and literature on the various
cases selected from the biopsy service and slide exchange cases are
discussed. The sign-out diagnoses are not known by the resident before
they are discussed at the weekly conference.
At regular scheduled times during the week the following conferences are
Literature review -abstracts of current pertinent publications
are presented to the group.
Basic science review -abstract of textbook chapters are
presented and discussed by the group.
Oral medicine review - presentation of cases seen in private
practice by the attendings.
Good and welfare of the program.
Rounding out the conference schedule for the residents are:
Each member of the faculty reviews interesting slides with the
residents at a 6 headed microscope once per week.
A weekly Tumor Board Conference: Here all the patients in the
hospital with malignant tumors are discussed regarding
diagnosis, management and follow-up.
Quarterly Head and Neck and Oral and Maxillofacial rounds:
Patients with head and neck tumors are presented to a joint
conference of members of the Divisions of Oral Pathology, Oral
Surgery, General Dentistry, Radiotherapy and Head and Neck
General Pathology Conferences.
The New York Institute of Clinical Oral Pathology course and
monthly clinicopathologic conferences: Our residents present
cases at some of the monthly meetings.
Presence at an annual oral pathology board review course for
oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
The American Academy of Oral Pathology annual meeting including
continuing education courses.
General Pathology Training Rotations
In the second and third year, the resident is assigned to rotations
through the following services:
Six months functioning as a medical pathology resident in
Surgical General Pathology at New York University Medical
Center/Bellevue Hospital Center including:
- Bacteriology and Infectious Diseases
Four week Dermatopathology rotation at New York Presbyterian
Hospital/Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
During the general pathology rotation, which lasts for 6 months, the
trainee acts as a general pathology resident. The resident has the
opportunity to participate actively in numerous autopsies during the 3
years of training, performing some dissections and reviewing the slide
material. During their general pathology rotation, the resident has the
opportunity to actively participate in "reading" the daily general
Interesting general pathology surgicals are studied by the entire oral
pathology staff. Pertinent general pathology texts and journals are also
studied throughout the 3 years.