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Pathology Residency Program

A teaching affiliate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Evanston Hospital offers fully accredited training in anatomic and clinical pathology for 12 residents through the University of Chicago (NorthShore) Pathology program. A well-rounded personalized program, the residency emphasizes thorough training in anatomical and clinical pathology. We also provide opportunities for supervised research work within and outside the department.  All residents rotate at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Medical Examiner’s Office in Chicago. 

We pride ourselves on providing a positive, friendly environment conducive to learning, with an abundance of interesting surgical cases, accessible faculty members with “open-door” policies and plentiful resources for translational and basic research. Additionally, trainees have opportunities to attend national meetings. Conveniently contained all on one floor of the hospital, the department features ample office space with personal computers and microscopes to optimize the educational experience.

Application Process

The University of Chicago (NorthShore) Pathology residency program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (Program Code 1180300C2).  Applications are accepted through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application System, and are not considered complete until the following documents are received: 

  • ERAS common application form (CAF)
  • Wallet-size photo
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three letters of reference
  • USMLE or COMLEX (Must be passed on the first attempt with a minimum score of 195 for USMLE and 478 for COMLEX)
  • Dean's letter (MSPE)

Additional requirements for international graduates include:

  • Visa status—NorthShore sponsors J1 and H1B visas
  • A valid ECFMG certificate
  • U.S. clinical experience is preferred but not required

Deadline: Applications must be received by December 1 for consideration for the next academic year. Interviews are held between October 15 and January 31. Applicants will be notified by email whether or not they have been selected for an interview.