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Program Highlights

The fully accredited Anatomical Pathology Program at Memorial University is centrally located within the historical capital city of St. John’s. The program is small, which enables daily one-on-one teaching with staff pathologists. Currently, there are eight residents (2 PGY1, 2 PGY2, 1 PGY3, 2 PGY4, and 1 PGY5). The residency program is five years with a curriculum that adheres to the Competence by Design model.

Year 1 includes Transition to Discipline, Foundations of Discipline, and multiple rotations within the other specialties, including pediatric emergency, medical oncology, general surgery, general internal medicine, and gynecology. There are also two blocks for selectives and one block for an elective.

After successful completion of PGY 1 residents are promoted to Core of Discipline. Year 2 includes rotations that further emphasize grossing skills and microscopy, which may include rotations in gastrointestinal pathology, gynecologic pathology, dermatopathology, head and neck pathology, genitourinary pathology, breast pathology, and cytopathology.

In the final three years subspecialty rotations, including pediatric pathology, cytology, neuropathology, molecular pathology and forensic pathology occur. There is also a six-month elective period during PGY 4. The level of responsibility increases during the five year program. If interested, a resident may complete a rural rotation at a rural Newfoundland & Labrador or New Brunswick site.

In PGY 5, the final year of training, experience as a hot seat/Transition to Practice resident in surgical pathology at each of the affiliated hospitals is combined with sub-specialty experiences.

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General Information

The mission of the Anatomical Pathology resident training program at Memorial University is to produce respectful, competent specialists in Anatomical Pathology, through Competence by Design (CBD). Our mission also includes a patient-centered approach to evidence based practices; advocating for health, across and within, all communities; exposure to research and/or encouraging residents to develop scholarly interest; effective communication with all staff within the laboratory and throughout the hospital and/or community; and flexibility within the training program (residents are able to partially individualize/ tailor their training plans in order to meet their career goals).

 

During the residency program there are multiple rounds which occur within the department and interdepartmentally (departments may include radiology, oncology, internal medicine, or surgery). The rounds allow for interactions between colleagues and disciplines. Residents are required to present at autopsy rounds and medical-pathology rounds. Each resident is also required to complete a research project during residency.

Residents participate in the Anatomical Pathology’s Academic Half Day, a weekly series of teaching sessions. Residents are excused from service duties in order to attend these sessions.

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Salary Information

Post graduate salaries and benefits differ by province and are determined by two things: your training year, and the province you work in. See below the salaries and benefits for Memorial University of Newfoundland - Diagnostic and Molecular Pathology - St. John's.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Gross Annual PGY-1 Salary
$69,175
Gross Annual PGY-2 Salary
$74,779
Gross Annual PGY-3 Salary
$79,848
Gross Annual PGY-4 Salary
$85,137
Gross Annual PGY-5 Salary
$90,868
Gross Annual PGY-6 Salary
$96,998
Gross Annual PGY-7 Salary
$102,842
Annual Vacation
4 weeks/year
Statutory Holidays
1-1/2x pay or paid day off
Conference Leave
7 days/pd
Frequency of Calls
Excess in-hospital call > 7/28 weekday – $225, weekend – $360; Call stipend – $115 Home call > 7/21 – $75; Call stipend – $57.50
CMPA Dues
100% reimbursement
Provincial Health Insurance
Contact Medical Care Plan 1-866-449-4459
Extended Health Insurance
Mandatory medical, basic life and AD&D
http://www.exec.gov.nl.ca/exec/hrs/working_with_us/employee_benefits.html
LMCC
Cost of examination reimbursed upon successful completion while a PARNL member
Maternity/Paternity Leave
Up to One year
Additional Optional Benefits
100% employee paid
Parking Fees
$5/year
Sick leave
1 day per month
Resident Student
Full-time status
Meal Allowance
$105 per month
Updated August 3, 2023

For additional information, please visit www.parnl.ca.

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Explore Location

View of the city in the St. John's harbour
St. John's
St. John’s, a city on Newfoundland island off Canada’s Atlantic coast, is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador province. Its harbour was settled by the British in the 1600s. Downtown is known for its colourful row houses. Rich and colourful, rugged and refined, St. John’s is the creative capital, and the beating cultural heart of the province. Woven into our history and tradition is a new wave of art, architecture, music, and cuisine all waiting for you to discover.

Resident Experience

A resident
PGY-4
Small program, wide range of surgical pathology cases, sense of community, supportive environment.