Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pathology

Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Track

The 4 year combined residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine provides broad yet comprehensive exposure to all areas of anatomic and clinical pathology.  Rotations in anatomic and clinical pathology are spread throughout all 4 years of training and provide longitudinal exposure to the entirety of the field.  Each academic year is comprised of 13 rotation blocks.  A typical resident’s schedule is provided below.  All rotations take place at Northwestern Memorial Hospital unless otherwise stated.

PGY-1

            6 blocks Surgical Pathology

            2 blocks Autopsy Pathology

            2 blocks Hematopathology (bone marrow)

            1 block Molecular Pathology

            1 block Microbiology

            1 block Transfusion Medicine

PGY-2

            4 blocks Surgical Pathology

            2 blocks Pediatric Anatomic Pathology (at Lurie Children’s Hospital)

            2 blocks Cytopathology

            2 blocks Hematopathology (flow cytometry and lymph node)

            1 block Autopsy Pathology

            1 block Transfusion Medicine

            1 block Elective

PGY-3

            2 blocks Surgical Pathology

            2 blocks Hematopathology

            2 blocks Microbiology

            1 block Neuropathology

            1 block Dermatopathology

            1 block Pediatric Clinical Pathology (at Lurie Children’s Hospital)

            1 block Transfusion Medicine

            1 block Chemistry/Management

            1 block Advanced Molecular Pathology/Cytogenetics

            1 block Elective         

PGY-4

           2 blocks Surgical Pathology

           2 blocks Cytopathology

           1 block Surgical Pathology Teaching Senior (Training of PGY1s)

           1 block Forensic Pathology (at Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office)

           1 block Hematopathology

           1 block Microbiology

           1 block Transfusion Medicine

           1 block Chemistry/Management

           2 blocks Elective


 

Residency Application Process

The Pathology Residency Program accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) only. All applications are processed through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

For consideration, we require:

-Current CV
-Minimum 3 letters of recommendation
-Official medical school transcripts
-Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) with Dean’s letter
-USMLE Step scores 1 & 2 (minimum score is 200)
-ECFMG certificate (international applications only)
-Proof of US citizenship or valid visa (international applicants only)

Once accepted into the program, the Illinois licensure process begins.  Trainees will not be able to start residency without a valid Illinois license. Deadline: Residency applications must be received by December 1st for consideration for the following academic year.

Detailed information of housestaff benefits can be obtained from the McGaw Medical Center for Graduate Medical Education. For more information, contact nupathresidency@northwestern.edu