"Our aim is to model and promote the practice of evidence-based pathology and laboratory medicine in a culture that champions multidisciplinary team-based learning, as well as individual responsibility, and values inclusion and generosity."

Ritu Nayar, MD 
Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development

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We offer four residency programs: anatomical pathology, clinical pathology, combined anatomical/clinical pathology, and combined anatomic/neuropathology.

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Our department offers 13 subspecialty pathology training programs; browse our fellowship programs to learn more.

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Our department works closely with the Augusta Weber, MD Office of Medical Education to develop and inspire future pathologists. 

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Pathology Physician-Scientist Training Program

The Department of Pathology offers a six-to-seven-year Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) through Northwestern University's Starzl Academy.  This program is designed for the MD/PhD or MD graduate with extensive research experience who is interested in a career in academic pathology and investigation. 

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