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Pathology Residency Program

Mission Statement

The University of Rochester Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine trains exceptional residents for practice in the rapidly evolving field of Pathology.

Residents are integral physician-members of our team which is dedicated to serving a diverse patient population throughout western New York in an expanding regional healthcare model.

Residents are provided great breadth and depth of exposure to all fields in Pathology. With an Anatomic Pathology subspecialty model, strong Clinical Pathology training and diverse elective opportunities, residents can personalize their educational experience to prepare them for any future subspecialty or practice setting.

Residents participate in active research programs and projects to improve standards of practice, with the goal of developing pathologists who will drive the future of innovation in pathology.

The motto of the University is "Meliora", meaning "ever better." The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine trains residents to become the pathologists of the future that will continuously aim to be ever better.

2018 Pathology Residents


Linda M. Schiffhauer, M.D.Our fully accredited training program is structured to prepare residents for academic or community practice. We offer combined (4 year) training in anatomical and clinical pathology (AP/CP-4) in addition to focused (3 year) training in anatomic pathology (AP-3) or clinical pathology (CP-3) alone. In keeping with the basic philosophy of the department, programs can be tailored to meet specific career objectives of the resident. 

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 7 million laboratory examinations annually, including 200+ autopsies, and 146,000 anatomic pathology specimen tests. 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.

Linda M. Schiffhauer, 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