The University of Maryland Medical System/Hospital and its affiliated hospitals, Veterans Administration Medical Center/Baltimore, Mercy Medical Center, and Medical Examiner's Office/State of Maryland, offer a four year, ACGME accredited residency program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. An Anatomic Pathology only pathway is also available on an individual basis.

Residents are provided a mandatory two-year core program in the basic principals of anatomic and clinical pathology. Rotations also include hematopathology, neuropathology and molecular diagnostics. Individuals with an interest in academic pathology will be encouraged to begin their research activities in the second and/or third year of training.

Third and Fourth year residents are provided ample opportunity for elective time in order to encourage individual subspecialty interests. The residency requirements are adapted to meet the educational and career objectives of each resident, while meeting the requirements of the American Board of Pathology and the ACGME. Senior training (yr. 3-4) includes rotations at the Medical Examiner, Electron Microscopy and in Cytogenetics in the Department of Pathology.

Electives may include opportunities to train with specialists in the following medical facilities:

  • Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center

  • R. Adams Cowley Shock/Trauma Center

  • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Wash., DC)

  • National Cancer Institute's Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis (Bethesda, M.D.)

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD)

Currently, the department offers ACGME accredited fellowship positions in Hematopathology and Cytopathology. For residents with a strong interest, a surgical pathology fellowship, with a focus on transplant pathology, can be arranged on an individual basis.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner offers a fully accredited one-year training program in forensic pathology for those who have completed anatomic and clinical pathology or anatomic pathology training.

For more information about the Department of Pathology or to contact one of our pathologists, call the University Physicians Consultation and Referral Service at 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians)