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Residency Program

The University of Massachusetts offers a four-year, ACGME-accredited training program in combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP). A three-year program in Anatomic Pathology (AP) or Clinical Pathology (CP) are also offered for interested candidates. Our goal in the residency program is to train a new generation of pathologists, who can be future leaders in the field, by providing our trainees a strong foundation of knowledge in order to achieve their career goals, whether they decide to pursue it in a hospital, academic setting, or a combined practice setting. 

The Department of Pathology provides comprehensive training in all aspects of pathology. 

Training in Anatomic Pathology includes:

  • Autopsy and Forensic PathologyResidency Program
  • Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
  • Breast Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Gastrointestinal, Liver and Hepatobiliary Pathology
  • Genitourinary Pathology
  • Head and Neck, and Endocrine Pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Lung Pathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology
  • Renal Pathology (including immunofluorescence and electron microscopy)
  • Molecular Diagnostics

Training in Clinical Pathology includes:

  • Chemistry
  • Cytogenetics
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Hematology
  • HLA and tissue typing
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Toxicology 

Residents receive additional training in laboratory management, quality assurance, quality improvement, and bioinformatics in both AP and CP.

In addition, as part of the department's mission to advance research, financial and technical support are provided by the department, and residents are required to be involved in scholarly activity during their training. For post residency training, the department offers five ACGME-accredited fellowship training in GI/liver pathology, breast/GYN pathology, dermatopathology, cytopathology, and hematopathology.