University of Toronto – Anatomical Pathology – Toronto
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Dr. Susan Done

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Paula Nixon

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University of Toronto – Anatomical Pathology – Toronto

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University of Toronto – Anatomical Pathology – Toronto
Susan Armstrong
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There are many highlights of the Anatomical Pathology program at the University of Toronto! Here are some of them:•The program is large, so there are many residents to help and support you throughout your training.•We do rotations at multiple institutions, which allows you to see multiple approaches to similar cases; this makes you more adaptable as you go forward into fellowships and beyond.•We get to learn one-on-one from some of the world leaders in various subspecialties in pathology.•Tons of research opportunities both within the department and beyond. Whatever type of research you’re interested, chances are there is someone in the city you can work with who shares your area of interest.•Living in Toronto! There are always lots of things going on and any hobby or interest you have, you can probably find a way to pursue it here!
The best part about being an Anatomical Pathology resident at the University of Toronto is the incredible group of people we get to work with every day, including staff pathologists, pathologist assistants, technologists, administrators, and co-residents. They are brilliant, supportive, quirky, and fun, and it makes for a wonderful work environment. I also love getting to work one-on-one with international leaders in the field and seeing the challenging cases that get sent to them as consultations from people around the world.
The community is the best part of the program. I’m excited to come to work everyday and interact with my co-workers, who are not only talented at their jobs, but also a lot of fun to be around!
You’ll never lack for things to do in Toronto! I love going to the theatre, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family. Just last weekend I spent a day hiking on the Bruce Trail, which is not too far away. Since we don’t do much call when on pathology services, that leaves plenty of time to pursue other interests. Oh, and to study, of course 😊
The program does its utmost to ensure that residents are thriving during training, which includes supporting wellness. We have a wellness/social committee that regularly arranges (optional) resident group activities. The program also organizes an annual Resident Wellness Day where we get time off from work to engage in wellness-related activities. We also have regular meetings with the program director to see not just how we’re doing academically, but also how we’re coping overall and to discuss how the program can support us. During the height of the pandemic, the program held regular town halls to check in with residents and help address any concerns or issues.
I’m looking forward to using all the tools I gained during residency in the next phase of my training – fellowship! With the education I received at the University of Toronto, I’m know I’m ready for the challenge.
There are many highlights of the Anatomical Pathology program at the University of Toronto! Here are some of them:•The program is large, so there are many residents to help and support you throughout your training.•We do rotations at multiple institutions, which allows you to see multiple approaches to similar cases; this makes you more adaptable as you go forward into fellowships and beyond.•We get to learn one-on-one from some of the world leaders in various subspecialties in pathology.•Tons of research opportunities both within the department and beyond. Whatever type of research you’re interested, chances are there is someone in the city you can work with who shares your area of interest.•Living in Toronto! There are always lots of things going on and any hobby or interest you have, you can probably find a way to pursue it here!

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