Dr. Christopher Davidson
The Department of Pathology at Queen’s University offers excellent training for individuals pursuing careers in either community hospital-based or academic pathology. The core programs are supported by state-of-the-art flow cytometry, cytogenetics and molecular DNA diagnostic laboratories and training in each of these areas is provided. A busy regional cancer clinic is associated with the hospital, allowing a wide range of oncology related pathology. Pediatric pathology is integrated in a horizontal fashion throughout the program. An expanding catchment area with a large consultative service ensures an excellent mix of case material and numbers to provide a more than adequate volume. As a Regional Forensic Centre trainees receive excellent training in Forensic Pathology. A long tradition of training Anatomical Pathologists at Queen’s has ensured excellence and success amongst our Residents.
Fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the residency program offers comprehensive training in the study of Anatomical Pathology. Residents who choose to come to Queen’s will find themselves welcomed into a friendly and supportive environment where they are regarded as highly valued members of our team. Our smaller size ensures that faculty are able to get to know each resident well and offer continuous guidance, support, and one-on-one teaching opportunities.
Our research activities are almost unparalleled in Canada for a department of our size. With millions in annual operating grants, world-class faculty are engaged in nationally-respected, ground breaking research. Residents are strongly supported in their own research endeavours and are able to devote a proportion of their training to research.
At the end of their residency, our residents are competent Anatomical Pathologists, well positioned to pursue subspecialty training, further research training, or to proceed directly to clinical practice.