University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

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The Department of Pathology at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, presently offers programs which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP, four years), Anatomic Pathology (AP, three years) or Clinical Pathology (CP, three years). Residents in our program receive training allowing them to either do general pathology or to follow a more academic track through additional fellowship and/or research experience. The program in AP is centered at the Buffalo General Medical Center-Oishei Children’s Hospital – Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center complex, with rotations of varying duration through other affiliated hospitals for additional specialty experiences. A didactic core lecture series is held weekly. In the first year, training in AP is emphasized along with an introduction to basic CP. Concentration in CP occurs during the second and third years with rotations in chemistry, microbiology, hematology, and blood banking. More advanced training includes parasitology, virology, toxicology, medical informatics, digital pathology, image analysis, and molecular diagnostics. Research opportunities are readily available.

The Buffalo-Niagara Region has a population over 1.1 million and is the second largest city in New York State. Known as the City of Good Neighbors, Buffalo is home to over 50 private and public art galleries and is nationally recognized for architectural treasures (including five Frank Lloyd Wright houses), Frederick Law Olmsted Parks, a major symphonic orchestra and excellent theatrical and musical presentations. A wide range of sporting activities is available including boating, snow skiing, and professional hockey and football teams.

Application Instructions

Applications are only accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).


Stipends range from approximately $53,650 for PGY 1 residents to approximately $58,007 for PGY 4 residents. Professional liability and medical insurance and lab coats are among the benefits provided. In addition, residents receive a biweekly living allowance (included in their paycheck) to defray costs of parking, on call meals, etc.