Mission, Goals and Philosophy
The Mission of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine is to provide excellent teaching, research, patient care, and community service to meet the health needs of Kansas and the community at large. Our Aim is to provide a supportive work environment so that each individual can excel and pursue avenues that lead to national and international recognition. We will accomplish this by developing mechanisms that make optimal use of our human and financial resources.
Within this context the overall Goal of our residency training program is to provide excellent education and training in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine within an academic medical center that will prepare graduating residents for careers in either a community hospital or an academic institution.
To accomplish this goal, our program offers a flexible but educationally intensive training program in Anatomic Pathology (AP), Clinical Pathology (CP, Laboratory Medicine) and in related sub-specialties such as Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology in order to prepare each of our residents for certification by the American Board of Pathology. A core program provides training that will lead to basic competence in general pathology. Elective opportunities are offered to permit the development of specialty excellence in particular subspecialty fields within Pathology such as Surgical Pathology and Hematopathology. Research activity is encouraged for our residents.
Values that we feel are important are to have a balanced AP and CP program and to practice and teach state-of-the-art diagnostic pathology together with a strong foundation in pathogenesis and the molecular basis of disease. We encourage a strong and collegial relationship between faculty residents and all members of the department.
We believe when our residents finish this program they should have outstanding skills and knowledge, and we will help them obtain the fellowship, faculty or hospital position that they choose.