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General Surgical Pathology Fellowship

We are accepting applications for the 2025-26 and 2026-27 academic years in April-May 2024.


The Yale School of Medicine Department of Pathology is proud to offer a one-year fellowship in general surgical pathology based at the Medical Centers largest affiliate, The Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Bridgeport Hospital accessions over 18,900 surgical pathology cases per year that cover nearly all areas of surgical pathology, but with heavy emphasis on gastrointestinal, breast, gynecologic, and urologic pathology. This fellowship is focused on general surgical pathology training with emphasis on surgical pathology sign-out and frozen section analysis. The fellowship benefits from its association with the main Yale-New Haven campus where the fellow will spend four months in subspecialty training with options to choose areas of interest.

Educational Objectives

  • Develop competency in histopathology diagnosis and confidence in signing out surgical pathology cases and frozen sections (after a period of observation)
  • Ability to properly choose and interpret immunohistochemical tests and incorporate molecular data into the practice of surgical pathology
  • Understand the capabilities and the limitations of frozen section and histopathologic assessment of a disease process and the impact a microscopic diagnosis has on the clinical management of the patient
  • Cultivate an area of subspecialty interest


Primary commitment will be given to an active clinical service as fellows are an integral part of patient care in the Yale health care system. Along with honing histopathology diagnostic skills in all areas of surgical pathology, the fellow will have primary responsibility for frozen section preparation and analysis. Bridgeport pathology has a close working relationship with all the clinical services and is an active participant in the Bridgeport gastrointestinal, urologic, breast, endocrine, and pulmonary tumor boards. The fellow will have responsibility for reviewing and presenting cases at Bridgeport tumor boards at the discretion of the Department Head of Bridgeport Pathology. In addition, the fellow is encouraged to help the pathology subspecialties at the Yale-New Haven campus provide lectures for the surgical pathology residents and to engage in novel research efforts or in ongoing research projects at the Yale-New Haven main campus. Four months of the fellowship will be spent in subspecialty areas at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. The fellow’s education is further supplemented by seminars and lectures given by Yale faculty and invited lecturers to the Department of Pathology.


Three years of training in anatomic pathology or four years combined anatomic and clinical pathology; board certification in anatomic pathology is desirable.


Stipends commensurate with hospital policy.

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