Johns Hopkins University Program Overview
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ACVP Training Program Overview

Name of Institution: Johns Hopkins University
Address: 733 N. Broadway
Miller Research Building, Suite 811
Baltimore, MD 21205

Program Coordinators and Emails:
Dr. Emma Ey,

Resident Representatives and Emails:
Dr. Lauren Peiffer,
Dr. Stephanie Myers,

Prerequisites Beyond DVM:


Program Information:
Program  CP AP Combined MS/PhD
Program Options N/A Yes Yes
Full Time Residents N/A Yes (next resident position available 2022) Yes
Typical # of years for completion N/A 3 4 (with a PhD, typically ~5 years)
Money to go to one (1) meeting/year N/A Yes Yes
Money for books and supplies N/A No No
Independent research/publication required for program completion? N/A No, but strongly encouraged No, but strongly encouraged

We have an annual opening for a new DVM trainee to train in both comparative anatomic pathology and research. This is a four year fellowship consisting of one year of 100% anatomic pathology training followed by three years of research training sponsored by NIH T32 funding. Fellows are encouraged to apply to a JHU School of Medicine graduate program to pursue PhD starting in year 2; if already holding a PhD, a research postdoctoral fellowship can be pursued. We also have one anatomic pathology resident position (100% pathology) once every three years (next opening 2022).


Case Load:

 Small Animals Large Animals Exotic/Zoo Animals Lab Animals
Anatomic Pathology 20%  <1% 30% 50%
Clinical Pathology N/A N/A N/A N/A

Approximately half of our caseload consists of laboratory animal species; of these, most are mice, monkeys (old world and new world), pigs, rabbits, and rats (in that order). We accept small animal (mostly dogs and cats) diagnostic cases from a number of local clinics in the Baltimore area. We also accept exotic/zoo animal diagnostic cases from the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the National Aquarium in Baltimore.


Required Coursework for Specific Programs:
 MS Not offered
 PhD Graduate school dependent (usually approximately 1-2 semesters of heavy coursework with a light course load after the first year)
 AP 1. Autopsy rotation (1st year)
2. Slide conference (all years)
3. Departmental seminar (all years)
4. Systemic Pathology (1st year, encouraged all years)
5, Lab Animal Medicine (1st year)

Our residents are also encouraged to participate in the following trainee-led board prep activities although they are not required:
Weekly gross exams
Weekly JPC slide review
Journal club

Other Opportunities:
In addition to twice weekly necropsy rounds (required attendance) and pathology slide conference, our pathology trainees are encouraged to attend weekly laboratory animal medicine rounds.

Trainees are also encouraged to attend and present cases at monthly comparative neuropathology rounds held in conjunction with the JHU human neuropathologists and pathology residents.

Other opportunities with the Department of Pathology at the JH Hospital:
Pathology Grand Rounds
Pathology rounds/sign-outs in a sub-specialty of their interest


Percentage of Time Spent in Activities - Clinical Pathology:

Service  Teaching  Seminar/Courses  Research  Other 
Year 1 N/A        
Year 2 N/A        
Year 3  N/A        
Year 4 N/A        


Percentage of Time Spent in Activities - Anatomic Pathology:
Service Teaching Seminar/Courses Research Other
Year 1 90 <1 10 <1
Year 2 <10 <1 40 50
Year 3 <10 <1 5 85
Year 4 <10 <1 5 85

The above breakdown is for the T32-funded pathology postdoctoral fellows.
The resident does 90% service and 10% seminar/courses for all three years of the residency.

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