University of Maryland

Program Information

The University of Maryland Medical System/Hospital and its affiliated hospitals, Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Baltimore, and the Medical Examiner’s Office/State of Maryland, offer fully approved four year programs for residents in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, or both. Residents are provided a mandatory three-year core program in the basic principles of anatomic and clinical pathology. Rotations also include hematopathology, neuropathology, dermatopathology, renal pathology and molecular diagnostics. Individuals pursuing an interest in academic pathology with emphasis on research will be encouraged to begin their research activities in the second and/or third year of training. Advanced training allows the opportunity for elective time in order to encourage individual potential interests; to meet requirements adapted to individual needs and experience; as well as to meet requirements of the American Board of Pathology. Electives may include unique opportunities in which to train among specialists in the University of Maryland Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute’s Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis (Bethesda, MD). Senior training (yr 3-4) includes rotations at the affiliate hospitals, the Medical Examiner’s Office, electron microscopy, and cytogenetics. The Medical Examiner’s Office also offers a fully accredited one-year training program in forensic pathology for those who have completed anatomic pathology training. Fully accredited cytopathology training program is also available, as is fellowship training in hematopathology.

Baltimore, the eleventh largest city in the U.S., is on the western shore of Maryland at the northern extent of the Chesapeake Bay, a famous site for fishing, sailing and swimming. The Baltimore- Washington area has a great variety of universities, colleges and medical centers, and offers many galleries and museums, symphony orchestras, professional athletic teams in all major sports, a variety of legitimate theaters, and other cultural advantages of a large metropolitan area.

Application Instructions

Candidates may be graduates of approved medical schools in the U.S. and abroad. Resident positions are available through the mechanisms of the National Matching Program generally for first-year training. Applications are accepted through ERAS only.

Stipend

We have 15 pathology residency positions from first to fourth year levels. Residents in the first year of graduate training receive approximately $57,341 with an approximate $1,500 increase each following year. Contracts are on an annual basis. All residents are provided with uniforms, uniform laundry, malpractice insurance coverage, and medical and dental insurance premiums. Residents also receive $1000 per year book fund. Travel expenses (up to $1000.00 per conference) are also paid for Residents who present at national and/or international conferences.