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Pathology Residency Program


Dr KirkleyOur fully accredited training program offered in combined anatomic and clinical pathology is structured to prepare residents for academic or community practice. In keeping with the basic philosophy of the department, programs can be tailored to meet specific career objectives of the resident. Participation in research endeavors is strongly encouraged during the training period.

Senior residents may apply for a departmentally sponsored resident year out research experience. AP and CP disciplines are integrated over the required four years. Our laboratories processes over 4 million laboratory examinations annually, including 200+ autopsies, 81,000 surgical specimens and greater than 85,000 gynecologic and nongynecologic cytology specimens. University of Rochester Medical students in their second or third year hold year-out fellowship positions for special study in Pathology and complement the resident staff as externs.

Scott A. Kirkley, M.D.

Program Director, Pathology Residency Program


Our program blends:

  • Academic excellence
  • A supportive, collegial, and fun learning environment
  • Thoughtful resident curriculum designed to meet the changing needs of future pathologists
  • A wonderfully livable, low cost, moderate-sized city brimming with cultural activities and minutes away from a broad range of outdoor activities in New York's Finger Lakes region.

We emphasize:

  • A welcoming learning community where you will find great friends and colleagues
  • Nationally renowned, dedicated faculty individually committed to your success
  • Subspecialty expertise that allows your professional interests to be explored and developed
  • Academic excellent with research expertise in applied and basic sciences

Latest News

Pathology 40 under 40 logoTwo Pathology Faculty Named ASCP 40 Under Forty Honorees

We are pleased to announce that two Pathology faculty from URMC have been named to the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) 2016 40 Under 40 List.

Drs. Jennifer Findeis-Hosey and Raul Gonzalez have been chosen from a pool of national candidates.

“I think it’s outstanding that two of our faculty are paving the way for others in the field of pathology,” said Dr. Bruce Smoller, Pathology Department Chair. A full announcement can be found on our blog