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Program Structure

The five-year Anatomical Pathology curriculum is offered over 65 four-week blocks. Embracing a competency-based philosophy, training is organized into four distinct stages: Transition to Discipline, Foundations of Discipline, Core of Discipline and Transition to Practice within which residents develop entrustable competence in specific professional activities. Surgical pathology training is organized into organ-based subspecialty rotations. This is a real strength as residents can focus on attaining mastery of the gross and microscopic pathology of one organ system at a time allowing for the rapid acquisition of competence in that area.

Residents work directly with sub-specialist faculty members allowing for high-quality, daily face-to-face teaching. As residents progress though the program they are afforded progressively greater responsibility and by the completion of the program are ready to function as independent junior consultants.

Residents have the opportunity to complete off-site elective rotations to pursue individual interests/learning goals and to explore fellowship/work possibilities. Also, for interested residents, research electives can be completed.

Program Brochure


The Queen’s Anatomical Pathology Residency Program admits residents through the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS).  Please visit their website for more information:

 CBME at Queen’s

For more information about CBME at Queen’s, please visit their website for more information.

 Postgraduate Medical Education at Queen’s

 Kingston Health Science Centre


Our Resident Research Director helps match resident interest with research opportunities. Research success is celebrated at  an annual off-site departmental resident research day with an invited guest speaker. The program offers generous annual  financial support for residents to present their work at national and international meetings.

Our departmental research section.