UAMS Pathology Residency Training Program Mission

The UAMS Pathology Residency Program strives to equip trainees with the knowledge and skills necessary for providing excellent patient care by engaging in clinical collaboration, emphasizing quality teaching, sharpening diagnostic abilities, fostering peer and faculty mentoring, and developing professional leadership within the laboratory and throughout the healthcare system.​


Program Aims & Objectives


  • Acquire appropriate skill and knowledge for the practice of anatomic and/or clinical pathology in a major tertiary care hospital setting.
  • Demonstrate increasing acceptance of responsibility culminating in senior-level “sign-out” capabilities.
  • Acquire and demonstrate increasing management skills leading to self-sufficiency in a laboratory or section director role.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the philosophy and methodology of scientific research and its application to the practice of pathology.
  • Acquire information and develop management capabilities sufficient to permit maintenance of an up-to-date knowledge base.
  • Create a collegial atmosphere conducive to training and scholarly activity.


  • Perform with progressive expertise on internal and external opportunities for problem-solving skills in pathology (examples include unknown conferences, working rounds, and in-training examination).
  • Develop diagnostic acumen in anatomic and clinical pathology as demonstrated by diagnosing materials correctly prior to receiving faculty input.
  • Attend and prepare assignments for departmental management conferences.
  • Document clinical opinions with current articles and publications and participate actively in departmental journal review activities.
  • Develop skills in the use of the library and computer data banks.
  • Complete the objectives listed for each of the required rotations making up the core curriculum.
  • Successfully complete the 4 years in combined anatomic/clinical pathology, including all required rotations.


Residency Program Coordinator
Kelly Pollnow
Department of Pathology, Slot 517
4301 W. Markham St.
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone: 501-603-1508