Objectives: To assess current pathology resident training in genomic and molecular pathology. Methods: The Training Residents in Genomics (TRIG) Working Group has developed survey questions for the pathology Resident In-Service Examination (RISE) since 2012. Responses to these questions, as well as knowledge questions, were analyzed. Results: A total of 2,529 residents took the 2019 RISE. Since 2013, there has been an increase in postgraduate year 4 (PGY4) respondents indicating training in genomic medicine (58% to approximately 80%) but still less than almost 100% each year for molecular pathology. In 2019, PGY4 residents indicated less perceived knowledge and ability related to both genomic and traditional molecular pathology topics compared with control areas. Knowledge question results supported this subjective self-appraisal. Conclusions: The RISE is a powerful tool for assessing the current state and also trends related to resident training in genomic pathology. The results show progress but also the need for improvement in not only genomic pathology but traditional molecular pathology training as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)784-791
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican journal of clinical pathology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2020


  • Genomics
  • Medical education
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Pathology
  • Residency training


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