Medical school: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Residency: Anatomical Pathology, University of Alberta, Vancouver, Canada
How is the program unique?
Few programs can offer the balanced mix of neoplastic, transplant, and non-neoplastic cases seen here. If you want the zebra cases like rare thymic tumors, odd interstitial lung diseases, etc., you will find them here. We have radiology conferences, resident teaching sessions, and more, so every aspect of becoming a thoracic pathologist is covered. Don’t worry if it sounds like a lot; there are progressive responsibilities. We are not expected to do it all right away!
What is Rochester like?
Rochester offers the peace and quiet of a small town, but the amenities of a larger city. To my surprise, there are good Asian grocery stores and a selection of Chinese books at the library. I am enjoying my time here.