Residents must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population. Residents are expected to:

  • Demonstrate respect, compassion, and integrity; a responsiveness to the needs of patients and society that supercedes self-interest with prompt response and accountability to calls for frozen sections, from faculty and clinicians, and while on-call (all PGY levels).
  • Exhibit a commitment to excellence and on-going professional development by utilizing study materials within the department including the slide file, the image database, books and journals for their own professional advancement (all PGY levels).
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethical principles pertaining to the practice of pathology, confidentiality of patient information, informed consent, and business practices (all PGY levels).
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior with the faculty, clinicians, peers, and the administrative, technical and clerical staff of the hospital (all PGY levels).


  • Rotation evaluation
  • 360o Global evaluation