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Training Program

Anatomic & Clinical Pathology Residency  Program


    The Pathology Residency Training Program at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute Department of Laboratory Medicine is a four-year program that provides extensive exposure and experience in all major disciplines of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The department provides residents with ample opportunity to reach their potential and a course of training which best fits their abilities and personal goals. Resident teaching is done using two major means of instruction. Formal, didactic sessions such as core lectures and conferences in anatomic and clinical pathology are conducted by the faculty. A more widely used method involves practical experience during the daily signing out of cases and bench work. Residents develop analytical and problem solving skills to complement their factual knowledge. The residency program is structured so that learning occurs incrementally and responsibility grows with increasing levels of training. Each rotation has written goals and objectives based on the level of training of residents.

    The goal of the Pathology Residency Program at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute is to provide training to individuals who, upon completion of the program, will be well-rounded knowledgeable physicians, competent pathologists and effective laboratory managers. This is done through provision of both the experience and the environment where residents can develop the medical knowledge, communication, clinical skills, and professional attitudes to become physicians committed to lifelong learning, medical system integration, and excellence in pathology practice.

Program Description

    The Combined Anatomic/Clinical Pathology residency is the main training program of the Department. The course is designed to provide residents with current concepts and techniques, as well as traditional principles of pathology. Emphasis is placed on clinicopathologic correlation and on the role of the pathologist as a consultant to the clinician and to the patient. The typical rotation is as follows:

  • Surgical Pathology
  • Autopsy Pathology Integrated
  • Cytopathology
  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Blood bank/Transfusion Medicine
  • Immunopathology/HLA
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • 6 months Surgical Pathology rotation at the Philippine General Hospital
  • Hematopathology
  • Renal Pathology
  • Clinical Microscopy
  • Cellular Immunology and Cytogenetics


    Applicants are evaluated on a number of criteria. Emphasis is placed on the applicantĀ“s cognitive abilities, communication skills, clinical skills, attitude, work ethics and record of achievements. Applicants are required to attend a 2-week pre-residency program to provide them the opportunity to feel the atmosphere and familiarize themselves with the facilities of the department and duties of a pathology resident.

Interested applicants are asked to submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Medical School Diploma
  • Transcript of Records
  • Curriculum vitae with 2 x 2 recent photograph
  • PRC certificate (if available)
  • Post Graduate Internship Certificate

Contact Person

Department of Laboratory Medicine
National Kidney and Transplant Institute
Quezon City, Philippines
9810300 / 9810400 loc 1051 or 1065

National Kidney and Transplant Institute, East Avenue Quezon City Philippines 1100