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Program Overview

The residency program is approved for four years of training in anatomic and clinical pathology through the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and the Department of Pathology of Pitt County Memorial Hospital.  A core experience of 36 months (18 months anatomic pathology and 18 months clinical pathology) and up to 12 months of residency training in specialized areas of pathology, including 6 months of research, is available.  Rotations provide experience in surgical, autopsy and forensic pathology, pediatric pathology, cytopathology including fine needle aspiration, nephropathology, hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, serology, transfusion medicine, informatics, electron microscopy, cytogenetics, dermatopahtology, immunohistocompatability testing, and laboratory management.  This program is designed to give the resident the knowledge, the technical expertise and the managerial administrative skills through education, experience and research so that the trainee, at the completion of the residency, will be prepared to adequately handle problems commonly encountered in the practice of pathology.  With the guidance of the faculty and the full-time staff, residents gradually assume greater responsibility for the pathology service.  Opportunities of medical school teaching and/or experimental (applied) pathology research exist.  Strengths of the program include numerous lectures and teaching conferences in pathology for the residents, a flexible program directed towards the needs and interests of the resident and state-of-the-art modern laboratory.

Facilities

Residency training takes place predominantly at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, the teaching hospital of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.  This modern, 861-bed tertiary facility opened in April of 1977 and is a Level 1 Trauma Center serving 19 counties and 1.4 million residents of eastern North Carolina.  The department occupies 48,00 square feet of laboratory space.  Pathology personnel also have full access to the extensive resources of the Health Sciences Library on the medical center campus with its more than 148,000 volumes and 2,100 journal subscriptions. The Department of Pathology performed 88 autopsies, 21,130 surgical pathology examinations/consultations and 7,632 cytology examinations (1,548 non-gyn and 935 fine needle aspiration procedures) during 2010. The clinical laboratories performed 5,924,717 procedures in 2009-2010..  The forensic pathology division of the department performed an additional 532 autopsies.

Community

The city of Greenville is one of the fastest growing municipalities in North Carolina, yet it retains the historical charm and cultural appeal of this progressive southeastern state.  With more than 84,000 permanent residents, it is recognized as a focal point for cultural, industrial, educational and medical activities in eastern North Carolina.  Greenville has been recognized as one of the best cities to live in, in the United States.  It is also the home of a major university, the third largest in North Carolina, with a national reputation for its programs in the arts.  Among its many advantages, Greenville has a lovely climate, and its geographic location provides access to many leisure activities.  Water lovers enjoy fishing, boating and skiing on nearby rivers and sounds, and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean are only a 90-minute drive.  To the west, the scenic Blue Ridge and the Great Smoky mountains offer splendid recreational opportunities within a half-day's drive.

Number of Appointments

The department offers twelve residency positions.  Fellowship opportunities in surgical and cytopathology are also available.

Stipends and Maintenance

The stipend for the first year level is $46,197 (2011-2012).  Hospitalization insurance, medical liability coverage, and group term life insurance are provided.  All residents receive three weeks paid vacation annually and twelve days of sick leave.  All house officers are issued an East Carolina University activity card entitling them to privileges at the University libraries, theaters, and sporting events.  The state of North Carolina requires that all physicians and house staff trainees be licensed.  Those who do not possess a permanent North Carolina medical license must have a North Carolina resident training license.

 
Residency Director

Peter J. Kragel, M.D.
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at ECU
Mailstop:  642
Brody Building 7S10
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: 252.744.2803
E-mail: kragelp@ecu.edu

Residency Coordinator

Linda Weaver
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at ECU
Mailstop:  642
Brody Building 7S10
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: 252.744.1229
E-mail: weaverli@ecu.edu

 

 
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Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at ECU
Brody Medical Sciences Building 7S10
Greenville, NC  27858-4353 USA
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