University of Hawaii Pathology Residency Program

ASchillerWe would like to encourage you to apply to our wonderful AP/CP residency program in one of the most beautiful places on this planet! Although we are truly in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, we offer the newest molecular technology and in depth superb personalized teaching by our enthusiastic and energized faculty in our small but highly selective residency program. We support elective time, research projects, and/or rotations in subspecialties disciplines. A rather unique aspect to our program is exposure to tropical medicine and referred cases from the entire Pacific Rim. We welcome inquisitive and highly motivated applicants to apply. Please join our Ohana (family in Hawaiian) and have a rich and enjoyable experience!  

Alan Schiller, M.D.
University of Hawaii, Department of Pathology, Professor and Chair



Program Director: Dr. Amy Powers [left], Associate Program Director: Dr. David Shimizu [right]
Welcome to the University of Hawaii Pathology Residency Program website. Our program offers fully accredited training in anatomic and clinical pathology. The educational format centers on the evaluation of laboratory material from individual patients with emphasis given to clinicopathologic correlation. The case study approach is augmented by providing a comprehensive, well-balanced curriculum using didactics, local and nationally recognized consultants, pathology study sets, on-line resources and reading assignments in relevant texts and journals.
Our pathology residents are expected to constantly expand their knowledge through extensive reading, frequent case presentations, laboratory bench work and case-based learning. Each resident is given graduated patient care responsibilities according to their progress and capabilities. Supervision is provided at every level by our Board Certified Faculty. Our residents are expected to develop expertise in making decisions and judgments about individual cases, learning to be an effective problem solver and becoming a consultant.

Residents at the University of Hawaii Pathology Residency Program are exposed to a broad spectrum of clinical cases not available in other regions due to the diverse multiethnic society in Hawaii and the Pacific. The training experience is also enhanced by the involvement of multiple types of institutions and practice models, including three major hospitals, private practice, military exposure, HMO's, and institutions on the mainland.

The Program requires residents to pursue at least one relevant scholarly project during their training. With the help of pathology staff mentors, completed projects are presented to our training program, the Hawaii Society of Pathologists and national pathology meetings. Ultimately, we expect worthy projects to be published in a scientific journal.

In summary, our residents receive a rigorous and balanced experience and education.

Amy A. Powers, M.D.

University of Hawaii, Pathology Residency Program
Program Director

David M. Shimizu, M.D.
University of Hawaii, Pathology Residency Program
Associate Program Director

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