Genomics and Other Educational Initiatives
At BIDMC, we have been on the forefront of novel curricula for pathology residents. Faculty at BIDMC have developed and published curricula on evidence-based transfusion medicine, teaching pathology to third year medical students, and genomic testing.
Genomic technology will affect the practice of all medical practitioners. As the physicians who manage the hospital laboratories, pathologists must understand next-generation sequencing technology and its application to patient care. In 2009 we created, to our knowledge, the first genomic pathology curriculum in the country. We have published our curriculum (www.genomicmedicineinitiative.org) and we continue to refine and improve the content. Our curriculum has served as the basis for a collaborative effort to develop a national genomics curriculum (www.ascp.org/trig) which is currently being funded by a $1.3 million R25 grant from the NIH.