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Pathology Residency Program

The Pathology Residency Program at NorthShore offers a well-rounded program with thorough training in anatomic and clinical pathology. We pride ourselves on promoting a friendly environment conducive to learning.  Our abundance of interesting surgical cases, accessible faculty members with “open-door” policies, and plentiful resources for translational and basic research are a few of the many reasons to train here.  The department is conveniently centralized in one location, and residents are provided ample office space with personal computers and microscopes to optimize the education experience.  Additionally, trainees have opportunities to attend national meetings.

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 210 for USMLE and 475 for COMLEX)
  • Dean's letter (MSPE)

Additional requirements for international graduates include:

  • Visa status—J1 (preferred) or 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.