Director and Chief Residents' Message
Thank you for your interest in the Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine. We invite you to watch the video and read our message to learn more about the program.
A variety of fully accredited residency and fellowship training options are available at the College to meet your needs. On average, around six PGY-1 level positions are typically available each year, and a wide range of fellowship positions are also offered.
Several aspects of our training program result in an unparalleled experience. First, we receive clinical training in an absolutely unique combination of hospital settings: county (Ben Taub Hospital), pediatric (Texas Children's Hospital), Veterans Affairs health system (Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center), private practice (Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and Houston Methodist), and community-based private practice (St. Joseph Medical Center). Residents may also elect to rotate at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and on subspecialty surgical pathology services at Baylor (including genitourinary pathology and dermatopathology). Combined, surgical accessions total more than 100,000 per year at our clinical training sites.
As a result, residents and fellows receive a diverse and unique exposure to the whole range of service experiences in pathology. The volume, variety, and complexity of our surgical and clinical cases easily rival that of any national program. In addition, a monthly autopsy service for Baylor residents enables effective autopsy training and performance.
Second, we have a multifaceted and exciting annual conference schedule. Our anatomical and clinical didactic lectures are scheduled on a biennial basis, and lecture material is posted on the departmental website for residents to review. Traditionally, the program has had a very popular unknown case conference series in both Anatomical Pathology and Clinical Pathology. These conferences test and sharpen the diagnostic skills of residents by simulating real-life situations. Residents also participate in virtual microscopy conferences, grand rounds, monthly journal clubs, subspecialty conferences, and multidisciplinary tumor boards.
Third, Baylor offers a myriad of opportunities to residents and fellows who are interested in a research career. Opportunities exist at the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, the world-class Human Genome Sequencing Center, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Texas Children's, MD Anderson and at our numerous clinical services. This provides a variety of opportunities in translational, clinical, and basic science research.
Finally, our program offers a team-approach environment for residents to effectively collaborate in educational conference activities and provides mentoring for junior trainees. Furthermore, residents have many opportunities to teach, both informally (through medical student rotations in pathology) and formally (by lecturing medical and physician assistant students). Progressive responsibility is delegated in order to help residents and fellows develop the competence, confidence, and independence to succeed as skilled pathologists within any practice setting.
We believe that our residents and fellows receive an incomparable variety of experiences, and hope that you find our program as exciting as we do. Our contact information is listed below. Please feel free to contact us with questions about our training program. We look forward to hearing from you!
Marwan Yared, M.D.
Residency Program Director
Tareq Qdaisat, M.D.
Abubaker Elshaikh, M.D.
Stephanie Holdener, M.D.
Associate Chief Resident
Derek Danner, M.D.
Associate Chief Resident