Pathology Medical Education
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.
Four Resident Training Pathways
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.
- 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
- Gastrointestinal Pathology
- Medical microbiology
- 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.