Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences

(A University Established Under State Act)

Hyderabad - 500082, Telangana, India


MD Pathology Teaching Programme

Department of Pathology has a very well structured teaching program for its residents which consists of topic seminars, journal clubs, slide seminars, gross discussion, autopsy discussions etc. (the detailed weekly teaching programme is provide in the table below). All residents take part in the teaching activities regularly. This is in addition to daily teaching activity during reporting of the cases.

In addition the residents also participate in various inter-departmental teaching programmes like Surgical Pathology Conference, Hematology Conference, Cytolology Conference, Autopsy Conference, Mortality meeting, Research forums and Clinico-Pathological conferences.

The department has got multi-header teaching microscopes for teaching the residents during daily reporting of slides by the faculty members. The weekly slide seminar are conducted using trinocular microscope with CCD camera attachment and projection system.

 The Residents are also taught in performing various procedures like FNAC, bone marrow aspiration, bone marrow biopsy, muscle biopsy and sural nerve biopsy.

The PG Residents by rotation are posted in various sections of Pathology like Routine Histopathology, Special Histopathology, Cytology, Clinical Pathology, Special Hematology, Transfusion Medicine

Regular internal assessment exams (both theory and practicals) are held twice in a year (December and May months)

First year PG residents attend core curriculum classes in the December month. These classes cover various topics of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. Some of the classes also introduce the residents to sample collection for laboratory tests, overview of different labs in the hospital and their functioning, basic infectious disease and infection control. At the end of these classes a written exam is conducted. Those students who fail to clear this exam have to attend the next session of classes and rewrite the exam.


Weekly Teaching Programme





 8.00 - 9.00 a.m

 Journal Club


 8.00 - 9.00 a.m

 Topic Seminar

 2.30 - 3.30 p.m.





 Neurobiopsy Review with Dept. of Neurosurgery


 Neurobiopsy Review with Dept. of Neurology

3.30 - 4.30 p.m.

Brain Cutting SOS / Kidney Biopsy Review


 2.00 - 3.00 p.m

  2nd & 4th


 Gross Conference

 3.00 - 4.00 p.m.

 B.Sc. Nursing Classes


 8.00 - 9.00 a.m.



 CPC / Autopsy conference

 2.00 - 3.00 p.m.

  1st & 3rd

  2nd & 4th


 Hematology conference

 Cytology conference


 8.00 - 9.00 a.m.

 Haematology/ Cytology case discussion

 3.00 - 4.00 p.m.

 SPC (Surgical Pathology Conference)


 8.00 - 9.00 a.m.

 Slide Seminar


PGDMLT Teaching Programme

PGDMLT students are posted to Pathology and Transfusion medicine training in 2nd year of their course. During this period they are posted to various sections of Pathology and Transfusion Medicine for hands-on practical training. The posting schedule is provided in the table below.

 Area of Posting



 3 months


 1 month


 1 month

 Clinical Pathology

 3 months


 15 days

 Coagulation Lab

 15 days

 IHC/ Enzyme Histochemistry/ IF lab

 15 days

 Grossing Room/ Procedue Room

 15 days

 Transfusion Medicine

 2 months


In addition, the entire syllabus in covered in the form of theory classes (every Wednesday, 8.00-9.00 a.m) by the Faculty members and Residents.


Contact Us

Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Phone No. +91-40-23489000,+91-40-23396552

Phone No. +91-40-23489244,+91-40-23489245

Pin Code: 500082


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