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About the Program

"There are more reasons why I like the program than will fit in one statement, but I would say a couple of the greatest things about this program are the flexibility and support that we are offered over the years we spend here. We have an incredible amount of input into how our rotation schedule is organized which allows us to prioritize the subject matter we are most interested in as well as participate in organizations and functions that we are passionate about. On top of the flexibility, we have numerous sources of guidance and mentorship from our amazing co-residents to formal faculty mentors and many more in between to help us navigate and discover our interests and passions."

Andrew Johnson, MD

What Makes Our Residency Unique

  • $1500 yearly educational allowance.
  • Twenty days of vacation per year.
  • Five sick days per year.
  • Department-supported laptop computer provided upon starting residency.
  • Many of Our faculty  are recognized internationally for their expertise in areas including myelodysplastic syndrome, hematopathology, neuropathology, cytopathology, molecular diagnostics and surgical pathology.
  • Flexible rotation scheduling aimed at training you in a subspecialized pathology practice.
  • The majority of the residents continue their pathology
    education with fellowship training at URMC or at  highly-ranked outside institutions. 
  • Research support and guidance, including department funding for travel to one conference per year where presenting your research findings.
  • Salary support and research stipend are available through the Research Year-Out program, allowing our residents to obtain a Physician-Scientist Research Pathway Certification by the American Board of Pathology.
  • Nearly all required rotations are at Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH), a 850+-bed regional hospital with a free-standing Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital. Residents rotate at Highland Hospital (5 minute drive from SMH)  for Gynecologic Pathology and at the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office (10 minute drive from SMH) for Forensic Pathology. 
  • A commitment at all levels of the department to the education and training of stellar residents.
  • A total of five administrative days are available for PGY-3 and PGY-4 trainees which are specifically used for travel to fellowship or job interviews, or if needed for relocation purposes.


Post-residency fellowships

For more information on Fellowships contact:

Fellowship Coordinator

Melissa Sullivan

 Interested applicants may apply online.