Pathology Residency Eligibility and Selection

Eligibility Qualifications

Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to accredited residency programs sponsored by the Medical Center:

  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:
    • Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates; or
    • Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction. 
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school. Note: A Fifth Pathway program is an academic year of supervised clinical education provided by an LCME-accredited medical school to students who meet the following condition
    • Have completed, in an accredited college or university in the United States, undergraduate premedical education of the quality acceptable for matriculation in an accredited United States medical school;
    • Have studied at a medical school outside the United States and Canada but listed in the World Health Organization Directory of Medical Schools;
    • Have completed all the formal requirements of the foreign medical school except internship and/or social service;
    • Have attained a score satisfactory to the sponsoring medical school on a screening examination; and
    • Have passed either the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical Sciences, Parts I and II of the examination of the National Board of Medical Examiners, or Steps 1 and 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). We will interview applicants who do not yet have a Step 2 score. However, we must have your Step 2 score before we submit our rank list.

Resident Selection

The sponsoring institution must ensure that programs select from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Programs must not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

All sponsored programs participate in an organized matching program, where available, such as the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Enrollment of Noneligibles

The enrollment of non-eligible residents may be a cause for withdrawal of accreditation of the involved program.

The Graduate Medical Education Committee annually reviews each sponsored program's intern and resident selection procedures to ensure compliance with the above policies and procedures.