Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pathology


Pathology Residency Program

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.

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 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

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.