The first year of the oral pathology residency is primarily devoted to the diagnostic aspects of specialty training, both clinical and histologic. Course work includes:
- general pathology
- oral pathology
- pathology laboratory technique
- surgical oral pathology
- clinical rotations in oral diagnosis/medicine and oral radiology
The first half of the second year consists of hospital service, including:
- three months in surgical pathology
- one month in anatomic pathology (autopsy)
- one month in clinical pathology (laboratory medicine)
- one month in dermatopathology
A one-month elective rotation is also available in forensic pathology.
During the latter half of the second year and the entire third year, the majority of your time will be devoted to research. Each student is expected to develop and finish a research project to earn the Master of Science degree. During the last year you will also develop competence in the clinical and microscopic diagnosis of oral disease.
You will attend and participate in seminars, special clinics, conferences, lectures and clinical consultation sessions during the residency.