Beaumont Health System (Royal Oak)

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The Beaumont Health Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program offers a comprehensive, four-year training program in combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, which is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We have an all-encompassing teaching staff composed of 29 primary and sub-specialty Board certified pathologists, 6 Ph.Ds. and a vast array of certified laboratory technologists and scientists.

As one of the largest and most prestigious teaching hospitals in the country, our high patient volume and diversity of cases provides a sundry of material to develop skill, experience, and efficiency in all areas of laboratory medicine. By design, our program only accepts three (3) new residents each year. This small class size, coupled with our breadth of teaching staff, and high volume and diversity of cases provides a one of a kind approach to resident education. You will receive the highest quality education and training in an environment that provides personalized supervision, attention, and guidance. Following completion of this training program you will have the competitive edge needed to secure highly sought-after fellowships and career opportunities.

By design, our residency training program provides equal training time in the major disciplines of anatomic and clinical pathology. Anatomic pathology training (24 months) includes autopsy pathology, general surgical pathology, cytopathology, dermatopathology, neuropathology, pediatric and perinatal pathology, molecular pathology, electron microscopy, and forensic pathology. Clinical pathology training (24 months) includes hematopathology, coagulation, transfusion medicine, clinical chemistry, toxicology, analytical cytometry, image analysis, immunology, cytogenomics, molecular pathology, informatics, laboratory administration, and microbiology (bacteriology, parasitology, mycology, mycobacteriology and virology).

Three first-year positions are available in a combined four-year anatomic and clinical pathology program.

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak campus, a tertiary-care facility with 1,109 in-patient beds, hosts 55 accredited residency and fellowship training programs with 454 residents and fellows, and is the primary teaching facility for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. It has one of the highest volumes in the country for annual hospital discharges (58,555), surgeries (51,248), emergency visits (129,308) and births (6,822). Over 91 medical and surgical specialties are represented on the medical staff. This provides a large volume of diverse material to both our clinical and anatomic pathology laboratories: Approximately 59,917 surgical cases annually and 93,997 cytology specimens, of which 5,946 are obtained from non-gynecologic sites. The Beaumont Reference Laboratory handles over 11,000,000 tests annually.

We are located in the heart of southeast Michigan, which offers fine dining, a dynamic music and theater scene, major league sports teams and a revitalized riverfront and downtown area.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Three positions are offered each year. The program participates with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The deadline for application is December 15th annually. Although a strong educational background is required, we do not impose strict cut-offs in terms of grades and scores when reviewing applications. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Personal interviews are required and take place between November 1st and January 30th this next interview season.


Candidates must be graduates of approved medical schools and must be eligible for licensure in the State of Michigan. Graduates of international medical schools must have an ECFMG certificate. Candidates must have passing grades on USMLE Step 1 and 2 prior to the start of residency.


Residents’ salaries range from $55,974 yearly for the first postgraduate year to $62,843 per annum for the fourth postgraduate year. Uniforms/laundry, and health and malpractice insurance are paid for by the hospital.