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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
Pathology & Immunology
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Residency Program Prospective Applicants

Prospective Applicants

The Department of Pathology & Immunology conducts a four-year, fully accredited residency program with approximately six PGY-1 level positions available each year. There are a total of 28 accredited residency positions. Our first year positions are filled through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Trainees typically pursue a course leading to certification in both anatomic and clinical pathology (AP/CP). Facilities and supervision are provided for those interested in an academic career, with numerous opportunities for research and teaching. We also offer subspecialty fellowship training in Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Hematopathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology, Neuropathology, and Pediatric Pathology.

The program offers a diverse clinical experience with core rotations at Ben Taub General Hospital, the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Texas Children's Hospital, and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. Residents also rotate at St. Joseph Medical Center, The Methodist Hospital, and the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, with elective opportunities at MD Anderson Cancer Center. In addition, a variety of cases from an associated community pathology practice are also available. Each year offers unique training opportunities and graduated levels of responsibility.

Residents are encouraged to participate in local and regional pathology organizations including the Texas Society of Pathologists and Houston Society of Clinical Pathologists, as well as national organizations such as USCAP, CAP, and ASCP.

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Contact and Application Information

All applications will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service ERAS. Our deadline for receiving completed applications for PGY-1 positions, including all supporting documents is Dec. 31. We look forward to the receipt of your application. If you have any questions, please contact Yvetter Boney, academic coordinator at 713-798-4083 or e-mail yboney@bcm.edu.

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Salary, Vacation, and Benefits

Stipends and benefits can be found in Baylor's Residency Training brochure. Stipend levels are at the national average, but Houston's cost of living ranks among the lowest of metropolitan areas in the U.S. Baylor residents frequently own homes or condominiums, and a large number of apartments in all price ranges are available within minutes of the medical center. Additionally, Houston has a variety of wonderful entertainment, excellent dining and outdoor activities.

House staff at postgraduate levels II and above are entitled to three weeks annual vacation, while residents at level I receive two weeks. All house staff have available to them two weeks of paid sick leave and three days of paid personal leave each year. Unused sick leave can be carried forward and used in subsequent years. House staff may be eligible to take sick leave, paternity leave, and unpaid leave of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

The Department provides a yearly book stipend of $600. The department will also pay for three in-state conferences per year, which includes conference registration, one night hotel, travel, and a per-diem. With several major academic centers in Texas, these in-state meetings allow the residents to network with pathologists and residents from around the state. The department will pay for residents to attend conferences at a national level if they are presenting research.

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