Training in Pathology

Clinical Opportunities
For Residents
For Clinical Fellows
For Medical Students
For Medical Technologists
Research Opportunities
For Post-Doctoral Fellows
For Graduate Students
For Undergraduate Students
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For Residents

The Department of Pathology's residency program consists of 33 residents, with positions filled through the National Residency Matching Program. Fully approved training programs for residents are offered in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and combined anatomic/clinical pathology (AP/CP). Most residents train for three to four years to satisfy ACGME and American Board of Pathology guidelines. The core AP/CP program is three years, and elective time is available during the fourth year to individually tailor the program to meet each resident's specific career objectives.

For Clinical Fellows

  • Pathology Fellowship Program

    The Department of Pathology supports a wide variety of fellowship training. Our principal mission is the training of academic pathologists. Training is provided through extensive clinical, research and teaching opportunities in one of the world's largest Departments of Pathology. Recognizing that the definition of future academic pathologists is broad our subspecialty fellowships encompass a broad spectrum of programs. Using extensive clinical material and conferences, fellows are trained to be experts in their field. With over $6 million dollars in funded annual research activity, fellows are encouraged to participate in biomedical advances and develop their own research programs.

For Medical Students

  • Pathology as a Career
  • Medical Student Opportunities

    The Department of Pathology offers various electives, fellowships, and awards for current medical students.

  • Post-Sophomore Fellowship in Pathology

    The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine offers special fellowships for US and Canadian medical students who have completed their second or third year of medical school and wish to spend an additional year of study before proceeding with their medical school education. This in-depth exposure to diagnostic and investigative aspects of pathology helps to expose students to various aspects of investigative, anatomic, and clinical pathology. The hope is to expand understanding of the role of pathologists in the health care team and to recruit some individuals for careers in pathology and laboratory medicine.

  • Pathology Medical Student Interest Group (PMSIG) at the University of Pittsburgh

For Medical Technologists

  • Anisa I. Kanbour School of Cytotechnology

    The school of cytotechnology was founded to meet the demand of cytotechnologists, medical laboratory specialists trained in the identification of cells and cellular abnormalities. The program's objective is to provide students with the theoretical and practical training needed for a career in cytotechnology, a field that plays a vital role in early detection and diagnosis of cancer.

  • Histotechnology School, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    The mission of The Histotechnology School of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is to provide an adequate number of qualified histotechnologists to serve Western Pennsylvania and other areas of the country.

For Post-doctoral Fellows

For Graduate Students

  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) Graduate Training Program

    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's graduate program within the Department of Pathology offers both exciting and unique opportunities within the biomedical sciences. The program combines both basic science and clinical research to explore fundamental questions related to the biology and normal tissue differentiation and growth, as well as the cellular and molecular pathways leading to pathobiology of disease in human and animal models. Students are exposed to a variety of research topics and truly develop into biomedical research scientists.

For Undergraduate Students

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