Mission and Aims


The mission of the MetroHealth Pathology Residency Program is to train the next generation of pathologists who will be well versed in the practical, didactic and academic aspects of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, particularly as it applies to disenfranchised populations.

The mission of The MetroHealth System (MHS) mission is "Leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork."

A major focus of the health system is dedicated to training clinicians, scholars, educators, and future leaders prepared to face the future challenges in health care.

The mission of the Department of Pathology parallels that of the institution in clinical as well as educational activities to provide high-quality, patient-centered services to our community without exception. Our values mirror those of the System: Service to others, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect, Inclusion and Diversity, and Quest for excellence.


  1. Recruit candidates who demonstrate the ideal attributes of intelligence, self-awareness, reliability, responsibility, commitment and drive to excel in the discipline of pathology, including the ability to pass certification examinations on their first attempt. 
  2. Provide graduated responsibilities to develop a deep-seated knowledge base in anatomic and clinical pathology and expose residents to unique learning opportunities such as high-risk and advanced disease cases in anatomic pathology and rare infectious diseases in clinical pathology.
  3. Supervise the development of professionalism, including compassion, integrity, advocacy in patient care, leadership and acquisition of interpersonal and communication skills to function as an effective team member with colleagues, laboratory personnel, and other healthcare professionals.
  4. Encourage residents for life-long learning through scholarly activities focused on applied clinical research, teaching and quality improvement activities. 
  5. Instill a solid background in laboratory management, regulatory compliance quality assurance, and quality improvement.
  6. Expand the department to a new state-of-the-art pathology laboratory providing resident experience in linear instrument arrays, digital imaging, telepathology and molecular diagnostic systems which represent the trend of future pathology practice.