Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pathology

Pathology Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP)

This six-to-seven year Program, depending on fellowship subspecialty, is designed for the M.D.-Ph.D. or M.D. graduate with extensive research experience who is interested in a career in academic pathology and investigation.  The program is designed to allow the trainee to complete American Board of Pathology (ABP) requirements for certification in Anatomic Pathology (AP), Clinical Pathology (CP), or both, while providing ample time for intensive laboratory work under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Each trainee accepted into the program will be guaranteed a position in the fellowship program of any of the clinical subdivisions in the Department of Pathology and will receive financial support for their salary, benefits and research.


The program is designed for recent M.D. or M.D., Ph.D. graduates who meet the eligibility qualifications to receive U.S. residency training and have a strong record of research accomplishment and clear commitment to a career in academic pathology as a physician-scientist.

Program Details


Peng Ji, MD, PhD

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.