About Our Pathology Training

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.

Meet Our Faculty

Resident Training Pathways

We offer four 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.
  • Our AP/NP track provides foundational training in AP (two years) before two years of training in neuropathology.

ACGME-Approved Fellowship Training

We offer ACGME-approved fellowship training in:

  • Breast pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Gastrointestinal Pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Medical microbiology
  • Neuropathology
  • Transfusion medicine 

Experimental Pathology Division

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

We offer medical students opportunities 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.