The major educational goal of this program pathway is to train future leaders in academic surgical pathology. The first year is the same initial year of AP described for the AP-CP program above.

Activities in Anatomic Pathology continue in the second and third years, and include rotations in Pediatric and Forensic Pathology, Cytopathology, Molecular Pathology and Cytogenetics, Hematopathology, further exposure to other subspecialties, and opportunities for research. The third year is modified to suit subspecialty interests. Here residents polish their skills as diagnostic surgical pathologists in preparation for a career in academic surgical pathology. Typically, electives involving clinical or translational research projects enable the resident to develop a subspecialty research interest.

The Department provides a mentoring program to foster these activities. Graduates of this training pathway will likely pursue a surgical pathology subspecialty fellowship prior to seeking a faculty position in an academic department.