Vice Chair's Message
It is my pleasure to serve as our Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Development. Working alongside our Program Directors and Education coordinators, I oversee Pathology UME at the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Pathology Residency and Physician-Scientist Training Programs (PSTP) accredited for 26 positions and our 13 Subspecialty Fellowships.
Here at Northwestern,
- We are committed to training the next generation of pathologists and physician scientists in a nurturing, diverse, inclusive and well-balanced educational environment.
- Our aim is to model and promote the practice of evidence-based medicine in our strong multidisciplinary setting and prepare trainees for successful careers in a variety of practice settings.
Key factors that contribute to the success of our department’s educational endeavors include:
- An extensive volume and variety of clinical specimens that provide a predictable, exciting and creative environment for practicing, teaching and learning pathology. The opportunity for collaboration with Pathology research faculty and scientists across the academic center facilitates scientific investigation and discovery.
- Our faculty are passionate about what they do and are committed to providing our trainees with subspecialized teaching and mentorship in both clinical and research domains. Many are internationally recognized subject matter experts, who are involved in a variety of leadership roles in professional organizations. This allows us to be keenly aware of evolving changes in clinical practice, research and education, and thereby ensures that our trainees are getting an adequate blend of experience and graduated responsibility to prepare them for their future careers.
- Our trainees are high-achieving physicians from diverse backgrounds who work collaboratively as integral members of the multidisciplinary team. The ability of residents, fellows, and medical students to interact on subspecialty rotations greatly enhances training. Fellows in Advanced Specialty Training Programs have clinical privileges and junior faculty appointments. Our trainees are successful in acquiring desirable jobs in preferred geographic locations, and many have stayed on to do fellowships and/or have become faculty in our own department.
We value and respect feedback from our trainees, faculty and staff and our Pathology Education Committee is always working toward further strengthening our training programs.
You can learn more about our residency, subspecialty fellowships, medical student rotations and the achievements of our trainees and faculty via the links on this page. I also invite you to follow us on Twitter and Instagram.