The three- or four-year, fully-accredited residency program within the Department of Pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine provides doctors with the environment and skills to excel in clinical service, research, and leadership roles.
Find details on our residency via the links below.
- Program Director’s Message
Learn about the goals of the residency program
- Chief Resident's Message
Our current chief residents share their perspectives on the program and the city
- Anatomic Pathology Track
Get details on our three-year program that explores the specialties of Surgical Pathology, Autopsy Pathology, Cytopathology, and Neuropathology
- Clinical Pathology Track
Find information about our three-year program that focuses on the specialties of Clinical Chemistry, Hematopathology, Transfusion Medicine, Microbiology, and Molecular Pathology
- Combined Pathology Track
Learn about the four-year program that combines anatomic and clinical pathology training
- Clinical Curriculum
Learn what clinical training at Northwestern is all about
- Current Residents
Meet trainees currently in the program
- Former Residents
Discover where past residents have gone in their careers
- Resident Research at Northwestern
Check out our current residents' research projects and accomplishments
- Physician Scientist Training Program
Find out more about our career in academic pathology and investigation
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:
-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 applicants only and must have at time of application)
-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. 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 email@example.com
Housestaff Research Portal
Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.