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Molecular Genetic Pathology

We have filled the fellowship position for the 2025-2026 academic year. Applications for 2026-2027 will be accepted starting in June 2024.

Meet the department's fellows

Jennings, Lawrence J

Program Director

Lawrence J Jennings

Associate Professor of Pathology (Genomic Pathology) and Pathology (Molecular Pathology)

Sukhanova, Madina

Associate Program Director

Madina Sukhanova

Associate Professor of Pathology (Cytogenetics)

Program Information

 Education & Research

The division annually evaluates over 175,000 tests, including molecular microbiology, hematologic and solid tumor malignancies, congential disorders and HLA genotyping.

 Clinical Experience

The fellow gains comprehensive experience with a wide range of current clinical molecular diagnostic procedures using state-of-the-art technology. The program offers opportunities to improve patient care by developing and implementing novel diagnostic procedures. There are frequent opportunities to observe didactic lectures and interdisciplinary research conferences.


The stipend is commensurate with the fellow's PGY year of training and by previous training and experience. Find stipend information via the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University site.

 Application Process

Prepare an application package with the following items:

  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE scores 1, 2, 3
  • COMLEX scores are also acceptable
  • Three letters of recommendation

Send application materials and letters of recommendation to

 Why Northwestern?

Housestaff training through McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University provides diverse and challenging clinical experiences and world-class education located in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago. Learn more via the links to the McGaw website below.

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