MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Program

Dept of Pathology (Med Dent Bldg #SW211)
3900 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington , DC 20037
United States

Residency & Fellowships Contact:

Kyle K Huhn

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency ProgramEdit

Faculty and staff play a vital role in the education of our residents, fellows and students. Our ACGME accredited, competency-based, Anatomic and Clinical pathology residency program is intended to train competent diagnostic pathologists. The anatomic and clinical pathology program is a 4-year categorical program with a broad depth of educational opportunities within the Medstar system and at our affiliate sites.

Program Director: Mary A. Furlong, MD, MSc

Positions total: 12

Positions per year: 3

Affiliated Sites Edit

The program’s affiliated sites include a variety of practice settings that offer a unique experience for the pathology trainee.

  • Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
  • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Children’s National Medical Center

Conferences Edit

Residents in the Department of Pathology are expected to participate in daily conferences. Protected learning time is from 8-9 am every day, with optional conferences offered throughout the remainder of the day. The following includes a sampling of our resident conferences:

Monday 7:30-9:00 Board Review and Transfusion medicine didactic
Tuesday 8:00-9:00 AP didactic
Wednesday 8:00-9:00 Surgical Pathology Unknown Conference / Frozen section slide review
Thursday 8:00-9:00 Cytology
Friday 8:00-9:00 CP didactic and hematopathology

Examples of additional conferences that occur throughout the academic year include Chief of Service, Consensus conferences, Resident interesting case conference, Journal club, inter-departmental conferences.

Residents are also active participants in a variety of tumor boards, morbidity and mortality conferences and other interactive sessions.

Residents have access to thousands of online text books, Pathology Reference Center with over 2000 diagnoses and 36,000 images, California Tumor Board slides, and CAP performance Improvement Program in Surgical Pathology (PIP) slides.


"I am constantly amazed at the great level of camaraderie among residents, which is one of the great strengths of our residency program."

"Training in the department is very easy because we're a part of a great team.  I don't think I would be able to survive residency, if it weren't for my co-residents :-)"

"Pathology residents are trusted and afforded a great amount of autonomy at MGUH. Particularly as more seniority is attained, residents lead interdepartmental conferences and serve as consultants for clinicians. This facet of our education, at MGUH, adds greatly to our overall comfort and confidence, and eases the transition to more independent roles, beyond residency."

Cytopathology FellowshipEdit

Program Director: Mary K. Sidawy, MD

Positions per year: 1

Length of Program: 1 year

Our ACGME accredited fellowship strives to prepare pathologists for sub-specialty practice in Cytopathology.

Cytopathology fellowship