Residency Program

Residency Program


The overall goal of the Pathology Residency Program is to provide comprehensive training in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine.  The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH) and other associated training facilities provide a diversity of practice settings, faculty skills and interests, patient populations, and specimen types to allow for both well-rounded general training and establishment of subspecialty expertise.  The training program explicitly seeks an appropriate balance between service obligations and educational opportunities.   By design, no single service is dependent on the presence of residents to function, but when residents are present on a service they are expected to take ownership of patient case material and function as integral members of the health care delivery team.  The approach to pathology practice that is stressed and modeled is one of pathologist as clinical consultant, as a critical member of the clinical team.  This role is encouraged by the sub-specialty surgical pathology signout system and a robust, structured CP curriculum that stresses clinical consultation.  The environment that is fostered is one of collegiality, teamwork, patient centricity, academic inquiry, and continuous quality improvement.  The Pathology Training Program seeks to provide training that allows graduates to be highly competitive for fellowship programs and be prepared to enter either community-based or academic practice, with a target of roughly equal placement of our trainees in each of these two practice settings.


Message from the Residency Program Director

The pathology residency program at the Medical College of Wisconsin is a four year, combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Program, accepting 4 residents per academic year through the National Residency Match Program. The program is well rounded and balanced, with a strong and pervasive focus on resident education, with the goal of training young physicians for excellence in either academic or community practice.

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Core Curriculum / Rotations

The curriculum is organized as 13 4-week periods per year.  The core curriculum involves 26 4-week periods of required AP... More ›

Year by Year Design of the Residency Program

The AP/CP curriculum at the Medical College of Wisconsin follows an integrated approach, with both AP and CP rotations in... More ›


Educational Conferences The conferences described below comprise the required departmental educational sessions for residents. The conference attendance policy delineates which... More ›

Duty Hours & Call

Duty Hours The Institutional Policy adopted by the Graduate Medical Education Council (GMEC) on 04/21/2014 states that “Programs are required to... More ›

Progressive Autonomy

Recognizing the limits imposed by law and ACGME requirements on the degree of autonomy permissible for a trainee, pathology faculty... More ›

How to Apply

Only applications submitted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service—Association of American Medical Colleges) will be considered. Information about ERAS may be... More ›