Joint Pathology Center / US Army
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ACVP Training Program Overview

Name of Institution: DoD Veterinary Pathology Residency Program, Joint Pathology Center
Address: 606 Stephen Sitter Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Program Coordinators and Emails:
MAJ Emily Corbin,
MAJ Jason Thornton,
COL Taylor Chance,

Prerequisites Beyond DVM:
Active Duty Army Veterinary Corps Officer with 4+ years of Active Duty service.


Program Information:
Program  CP AP Combined MS/PhD
Program Options
Anatomic Pathology  
Full Time Residents
Typical # of years for completion
Money to go to one (1) meeting/year   yes   
Money for books and supplies
Independent research/publication required for program completion?
Case presentation or poster   


Case Load:

 Small Animals Large Animals Exotic/Zoo Animals Lab Animals
Anatomic Pathology 60%  20% 10% 10%
Clinical Pathology


Required Coursework for Specific Programs:
 AP Systemics seminar
General Path. / Clinical Path. seminar
Gross Path. seminar
Wednesday Slide Conference
Journal/Book club


Other Opportunities:

• Specialty Rounds Opportunities: University of Minnesota, Maryland State Diagnostic Laboratory, National Institutes of Health, USDA Foreign Animal Disease Diagnosticians Course, Smithsonian Zoo
• There are rarely post-residency MS/PhD opportunities available


Percentage of Time Spent in Activities - Anatomic Pathology:
Service Teaching Seminar/Courses Research Other
Year 1 60
39 1
Year 2 55 5 39 1
Year 3 55 5 39 1
Year 4


• As this program is not affiliated with a university, there are very few formal teaching requirements; for example: 2nd and 3rd year residents occasionally teach 1st year residents

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