Scholarly Activity

Research and Publications

While research is not a requirement in our program, it is strongly encouraged. Residents have the opportunity to work with either clinical or basic science faculty in an area of interest. Residents who have worked on research projects have had the opportunity to present their work at national meetings, particularly the USCAP annual meeting. Residents have also, in conjunction with faculty members, published manuscripts in various areas of pathology. There are numerous opportunities available for research and publishing.


All residents are expected to participate in the education of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School medical students. Some of this teaching takes place in the first two years of the curriculum where residents are given the responsibility of conducting gross organ reviews in the various courses. The residents are also exposed to teaching medical students in the third and fourth years of the medical school curriculum when students enroll in the pathology elective courses. These opportunities allow the residents to explore being both physician and teacher.