Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pathology

Clinical Pathology Track

The Clinical Pathology program is a three year track that offers training in all the clinical pathology subspecialties. A minimum of 24 months of CP training are required to fulfill eligibility for American Board of Pathology certification. Elective rotations in surgical pathology are available upon request.

Rotation Information

PGY 1 and PGY 2


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