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Application Process

All PGY-1 residency candidates will be accepted through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) is used for all PGY-1 residency applications.

The program generally accepts 6-8 new residents per year.

Each application is reviewed and assessed based on its merits.

Required documents include:

  • ERAS Common Application Form (CAF) / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Official Medical School Transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (formerly Dean’s letter)
  • Official USMLE (or COMLEX) transcript (Note: The ECFMG does not replace the need for a USMLE transcript)
  • ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) status (if applicable)
  • Personal Statement

The resident selection committee favors candidates who:

  • Have a demonstrated interest in and exposure to pathology and/or laboratory medicine
  • Passed the USMLE on their first attempt
  • Are effective communicators and work effectively as a member of a team
  • For those candidates pursuing a physician-scientist track, prior research is considered very important

The interview day:

Interviews for AP/CP and AP-NP, AP-only are held virtually on Tuesdays of each week beginning mid-October with AM and PM options. Interviews for CP-only are either in-person or virtual and are scheduled individually; applicants will be contacted directly by the CP associate program directors. Interviews are offered on a rolling basis and are conducted through January.

Applicants will have time to meet the program director, meet with residents and attend a didactic seminar. Interviews are conducted one-on-one with faculty members in the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

To get the most out of these interactions, we recommend you review this website in advance learn about the structure and opportunities the program has to offer. We also have a frequently asked questions area. With these details in mind, you can spend time focusing on how the curricular components look in practice and how they will allow you to thrive as you begin your career in pathology.