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A Safe, Welcoming and Supportive Environment for Graduate Study 

We encourage students to investigate the academic and social climate in which they will be working. We recognize that recent allegations and an independent investigation may have raised questions about choosing the University of Rochester for your graduate studies. The University is deeply committed to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment for graduate students. We are taking steps to further strengthen that commitment.

  • The CARE network—our nationally recognized program for expressing concern about any person, incident or issue in the University community and getting support to address it—serves all graduate and post-baccalaureate students as well as University undergraduates.
  • Our Ombudsperson Program for graduate students and postdoctoral appointees adds a layer of confidential and independent support for discussing any concern and also for reporting inappropriate behavior.
  • The Office for Inclusion and Culture Development promotes diversity and is tasked with ensuring that policies and practices to support learners are clear, consistent, and communicated effectively across all medical center education programs.

Our goal is to provide a first-class research and training environment in which faculty, learners and staff are united by mutual respect and the love of science. You’ll see this in Dean Mark Taubman’s response to the independent investigator’s report and the welcome message from Richard Feldman, interim president designate for the University. Find more resources and information on this website or talk to your program representative if you have questions.

Residency Program

November Case Of The Month

Painless Face Nodule

An 82-year-old male presents with an enlarging, painless nodule in the right lateral malar cheek. What's your diagnosis? Read more…


The department offers residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology


The department offers post-residency fellowships in cytopathology, hematopathology, genitourinary pathology, gastrointestinal/hepatobiliary pathology, and neuropathology.

Clinical/Medical Technology Advanced Certificate

This full-time program prepares students for professional careers in clinical laboratory science. Students will complete both didactic and clinical experiences (preceptorships) at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Instructors include NYS licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologists and clinical faculty. 

For Medical Students

Year-out medical student fellowships in Pathology give students an opportunity to consolidate their knowledge in a clinical setting. Fellows function as junior members of the resident staff, participating in clinical and research rotations. The Department also offers a number of electives that introduce students to the workings of a modern pathology department and the variety of career choices in pathology and laboratory medicine.

Pre-College Program

The "Explorations in Pathology" pre-college program offers high school students a unique experience exploring the multifaceted discipline of pathology, a cornerstone of modern medicine.

Ph.D. Program

The Ph.D. program in cellular and molecular pathology, "Cell Biology of Disease," is a multidisciplinary program with faculty mentors from some 15 departments. The curriculum includes an emphasis on clinical as well as basic science topics.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Departmental investigators are always interested in hearing from individuals with a doctoral degree and a background in a shared research area. See available positions, but also individual faculty and lab pages.

Departmental Conferences and Seminars

Departmental conferences and seminars include topics that complement the department's educational, clinical, and research programs.