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Dr. Pamela Adams-Lewis, GME Program Coordinator

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Dr. Pamela Adams-Lewis, GME Program Coordinator

Dr. Pamela Adams-Lewis (Dr. PAL) is the Senior Coordinator of the Graduate Medical Education Training Programs. For admissions information and specific questions about the program, please feel free to contact her: 

Pamela Adams-Lewis, MBA, HSA, EdD
Office: (804) 827-0561 | Fax: (804) 827-1078
Email Address:
Mailing Address:
VCU Department of Pathology
Box 980662
Richmond, VA 23298-0662


Up-to-date information concerning housestaff benefits, compensation, leave, parking, as well as other GME policies and hospital resources are posted on the GME website.

Salary Scale

On top of the institutional benefits, our department encourages our trainees to join professional societies and pays membership dues for selected organizations, including American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Medical Society of Virginia (MSV), United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP), and Virginia Society for Pathology (VSP). Trainees are also encouraged to become members of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), which is free during training.

Our department also offers generous annual allowances for books and travel expenses for trainees:
PGY1 and PGY2: Annual $900 book allowance
PGY3 and PGY4: Annual $1,000.00 book allowance and one-time $1,500 travel allowance for attending one national meeting during this two-year period
Chief Residents: Additional one-time $500 book allowance
Fellows: Annual $1,250 book allowance
In addition to the above allowances, physical copies of Sternberg's Diagnostic Surgical Pathology and/or Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods are provided to incoming residents and fellows.

Our department also reimburses travel expenses for trainees at any PGY level who present original research in the form of platform or poster presentations at national or regional meetings, up to a maximum of $1,500 per instance as funds permit. This is in addition to the one-time allowance for attending a national meeting that PGY3 and PGY4 residents are afforded. The trainee must seek approval by the faculty mentor involved in the research project and his or her program director well in advance of the meeting.

Housestaff are granted up to 30 calendar days per year in sick leave. Sick leave cannot be carried over to the next year, nor will extra compensation be allowed in lieu of sick leave. Housestaff are granted three weeks of vacation leave per calendar year.

Transportation and parking:
VCU has a multi-year agreement with the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC), which offers VCU students and employees, including housestaff, unlimited transportation access on GRTC's bus routes.
Parking is available through payroll deduction. Parking is subsidized by VCUH as a benefit to housestaff.
VCUH parking options

Visitors parking
550 N 12th Street
Richmond, VA 23298

Monroe Park & MCV Campus Maps (pdf)

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