The Department of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is committed to providing state-of-the-art training to prepare physicians and scientists for leadership roles in pathology and academic medicine.

Learn about the Pathology faculty on our Centers & Department team page.

Three Resident Training Pathways

First, we offer three resident training pathways:

  • Our combined anatomic pathology/clinical pathology (AP/CP) pathway provides comprehensive training in all areas of tissue diagnostics and laboratory medicine.
  • Our AP only pathway prepares residents for careers as academic surgical pathologists.
  • Our CP only pathway prepares residents for careers as future leaders in laboratory medicine.

ACGME-Approved Fellowship Training

Second, we offer ACGME-approved fellowship training in:

  • Selective pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Medical microbiology
  • Neuropathology
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Molecular genetic pathology

Experimental Pathology Division

Third, our experimental pathology division offers multiple opportunities for training in pathology-related basic and applied research endeavors at a graduate student and postdoctoral level.

Opportunities for Medical Students

Lastly, we also offer opportunities for medical students to learn about surgical, autopsy, and laboratory medicine through elective rotations. All clinical training pathways include extensive opportunities to participate in research projects with world-renowned experts in pathology or related disciplines.


For more information, please contact:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-667-4344