Loyola University Medical Center

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The combined facilities of the Pathology Departments and Clinical Laboratories of the Stritch School of Medicine and Foster G. McGaw Hospital of Loyola University of Chicago and Hines VA are approved for resident training in anatomic and clinical pathology for a four-year program. The residents will rotate through the various divisions of the Clinical Laboratories, the Autopsy Service and Surgical Pathology sections at both hospitals. The training program is flexible so that individual programs may be designed for those with interests in community hospital practice or academic careers in pathology (with opportunities for sub specialization and research). The anatomic pathology component of the program provides training in surgical pathology, autopsy pathology, cytopathology, dermatopathology, neuropathology, forensic pathology, pediatric pathology, electron microscopy, immunopathology, molecular pathology, cytogenetics, and immunohistochemistry. The clinical pathology component of the program offers training in chemistry, hematology, blood bank, microbiology, molecular pathology, virology, immunology/immunoserology, laboratory management and laboratory directorship. Electives are available for additional training in subspecialty areas of interest. There is opportunity for investigative work in experimental pathology with special emphasis on molecular biology and molecular pathology. Outstanding residents will be offered special research opportunities which should be a steppingstone to an academic career in pathology. There will be opportunities to teach medical students, medical technologists, graduate students and postgraduates in departmental and interdepartmental conferences and seminars. Also, numerous additional conferences are available at other medical centers within the area which will be supplemental to the training at Loyola. Fellowships are available in surgical pathology, hematopathology, cytopathology and dermatopathology.

The combined program is approved for 16 residents.

The two facilities, having a total of 1,568 beds, occupy the same grounds and are immediately adjacent to one another. Between both institutions 150 autopsies, 30,000 surgicals, 25,000 cytologies and 20,000,000 laboratory procedures are performed annually. The clinical laboratories in both institutions are well staffed, highly sophisticated, and very well equipped, including extensive computerization of services. Specialized areas include information systems, electron microscopy, neuropathology, quantitative cytology, histology, immunopathology, molecular biology, and a highly developed research area in hemostasis, coagulation, neurosciences, and skin diseases.

Maywood is located about 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. It is readily accessible to interstates, public transportation, many beautiful suburban areas, parks, forest preserves, and many cultural activities, including the Chicago Symphony, Ballet and Opera, in addition to numerous fine museums and cultural centers. Major professional sports teams include the Bulls, Bears, Black Hawks, White Sox, and Cubs.

Application Instructions

Residencies and fellowships begin July 1.


Applicants to the program should have an MD degree from an approved Medical School. Residency candidates must be eligible to be licensed to practice medicine in the State of Illinois. Residencies and fellowships begin July 1.


Stipends range from $59,010 (first year) to $67,184 (fourth year) and are adjusted on July 1 of each year. Additional benefits include individual coverage in Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Major Medical, Dental Insurance, Malpractice, Workman’s Compensation