Education and Training

Medical Students

The Pathology curriculum for pre-clerkship medical students is taught by Pathology faculty, fellows, and residents in each course from August through May. Teaching methods include small group case history discussions, interactive computer exercises, lectures, autopsy attendance, and gross tissue demonstrations. We also offer senior electives in Pathology. Learn more:

Residency Program

The ACGME-accredited residency program offers training for American Board of Pathology certification in anatomic (AP) and clinical pathology (CP), including AP/CP-4, AP-3, and CP-3 tracks. Additional research time and support to satisfy the Board’s Physician-Scientist tract are available. The program utilizes a broad range of case material from UT Southwestern’s William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Dallas County’s Parkland Hospital, Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the Dallas VA Hospital, and the Dallas County Medical Examiner combined with exposure to cutting edge research at UT Southwestern to provide a solid foundation for a career in either academic pathology or clinical practice. Emphasis is placed on constructing an individualized curriculum tailored to each resident’s professional goals, which can incorporate fellowships such as Neuropathology or Molecular Genetic Pathology. The program accepts eight residents per year, with free selection of training track by the resident after the Match.

Fellowship Programs

The Pathology Department offers subspecialty fellowship training in the following disciplines: