Albany Medical Center
Albany Medical Center is the only academic health sciences center in eastern New York and western New England. It is the region's only provider of tertiary patient care, medical education, and biomedical research for nearly 3 million people in the 25 surrounding counties.
The Medical Center comprises a single complex that includes Albany Medical College, as well as a 631-bed, 7-story, tertiary care hospital. The hospital maintains a major trauma unit, the Children's Hospital, general and subspecialty surgical divisions, renal, heart and bone marrow transplant services, and a busy emergency department. The Medical Center also houses the clinical offices of many full time physician group practice. The Albany Medical Center South Clinical Campus is the home for physician offices, and is the site for many ambulatory surgical services.
These facilities provide a large number of interesting and diverse specimens, exposing our residents to a wide spectrum of problems --from the most routine to the most exotic. Some 700 autopsies are performed annually at Medical Center; 50,000 surgical pathology and 35,000 cytopathology specimens are examined.
Stratton VA Medical Center
Stratton VA Medical Center--a Dean's Committee academic federal government hospital and medical center--is a 156-bed facility with an outstanding pathology laboratory. At the VA Medical Center, our residents rotate through autopsy, surgical pathology, and the core introductory program to clinical pathology. This hospital's proximity to the Albany Medical Center ensures a close relationship between the departments.