In order to improve communication between staff and pathology residents, the position of "chief resident" has been established. Reporting to the program director, the chief resident is a third-year resident whose duties consist of:
- informing the staff and/or residents of any changes in the seminar, teaching, lecture or clinic schedules, as well as outside conference dates.
- making necessary arrangements for seminars, case presentations, etc., including securing the room, audiovisual equipment and any other equipment needed.
- serving as an ombudsman between the staff and residents.
- assuming greater responsibility for initial diagnoses of cases.
A stipend of $21,000 per year and a tuition waiver are provided throughout the program to our residents.