Pathologists are physicians who diagnose presence and stage of diseases using laboratory techniques and patient specimens. They study the nature, cause, and development of diseases. They may also perform autopsies.
Pathology residencies, which typically last four years, include training in anatomic and/or clinical pathology, providing instruction in autopsy, image analysis, cytogenetics, molecular diagnostics and protein biochemistry. Residents are also given opportunities to take electives and participate in research.