Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

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The program, which utilizes a consortium of three teaching hospitals, is approved for four years of combined training in anatomic and clinical pathology. Residents also participate in medical student education primarily in gross teaching labs in the first and second year courses and in supervision of rotating students in the third and fourth years. Two years of the program involve training in autopsy and surgical pathology, including cytopathology, neuropathology, and immunohistochemistry. A forensic pathology elective is offered at the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. Two years are devoted to clinical pathology with rotations in the divisions of clinical chemistry, transfusion medicine, microbiology, coagulation, tissue typing, serology, immunology, flow cytometry, molecular pathology, hematology, and cytogenetics. The AP and CP curricula are integrated over the course of the four years. However, a more prolonged period in an area of special interest, or research, can be substituted for one or two rotations. Elective subspecialty training is available to interested individuals in areas of surgical pathology, pediatric pathology, dermatopathology, neuropathology, transfusion medicine and other areas of clinical pathology. The New Jersey Medical School Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine encourages resident participation in research activity. A residency appointment in the program involves rotating assignments through University Hospital and the affiliated institutions during the four-year training period. The integrated program, utilizing the particular strengths at each of the hospitals, exposes the trainees to a wide variety of material, expertise and practice settings.

The program has 13 residents for 4 years of training in anatomic and clinical pathology.

The Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) Integrated Residency Program in Pathology includes three major teaching affiliates: University Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Medical Center in East Orange. The faculty at each of the participating units hold academic appointments at Rutgers-NJMS. The combined hospital bed capacity of the affiliates is 1,650, the annual number of autopsies is 350, the annual number of surgical pathology specimens exceeds 46,000, and the annual number of cytopathology specimens is approximately 25,000. The New Jersey Medical School and Veterans Affairs Medical Center have active research programs and fully staffed and well established neuropathology, toxicology, immunofluorescence, molecular diagnostics, forensic pathology, cellular immunology, cellular and subcellular cancer research, and tissue culture laboratories.

Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, located in Newark, New Jersey, is in the major cultural, educational, commercial, transportation, and population center of New Jersey and is a short distance from New York City with easy access by car or public transportation.

Application Instructions

Applicants should include a curriculum vitae and 3 letters of reference. All applications must be received no later than November 15 and only through ERAS.


Candidates must be senior medical students or graduates of an LCME/AOA approved medical school in the United States or Canada, or, if an international medical graduate, hold a valid ECFMG certificate at the time of application. Candidates must complete the USMLE Step 1, Step 2CS and Step 2CK or the COMLEX Level I, Level IICE and Level IIPE prior to matriculation into the program. Candidates who are not American citizens must present documentation of permanent resident status.


Salary is commensurate with the level of postgraduate training and ranges from $61,749-$74,056 for PGY-1 through 4 with a chief resident supplement of $3,000, as of July 1, 2021. An appointment provides generous fringe benefits including 4 weeks vacation, a State Health Benefits Program including medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage, and an educational allowance for use in purchasing books or other academic materials, including electronic books and tablet computers.