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Pathology Residency Program


The UT Southwestern Pathology Residency Program is strong in both clinical practice and academics. Our program sees its particular role as offering residents early exposure to a broad spectrum of practice paradigms and subspecialties in Pathology to enable an informed choice of career path, followed by a flexible curriculum tailored to each resident’s individual professional goals. The curriculum includes both service and scholarly activity, since service-oriented residents see through research the future of their specialty, while academically oriented residents see through service the practical aspects of their research.

The program offers combined training in both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as focused tracks in either Anatomic or Clinical Pathology alone. Also offered is a Research track, as well as fellowship opportunities in a large variety of Pathology subspecialties and entry into UT Southwestern’s Physician Scientist Training Program.

Explore What Makes Us Extraordinary

Large group of pathology residents

Join one of the largest, most prestigious pathology training programs in the nation

Meet our Residents
  • 30+

  • 20+

  • 17

  • 130+

  • 25+

Flexible Training Tracks

  • Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP4)
  • Anatomic Pathology (AP3)
  • Clinical Pathology (CP3)
  • Research Track
  • Physician Scientist Training Program

Individualized Curriculum

Our training is tailored to each resident’s individual professional goals:

  • After the match, our program’s built-in flexibility allows residents to choose a training track, depending on their career objectives
  • There are opportunities for numerous electives, private practice experience, and away rotations
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Resident at Scope

Diverse Practice Exposure

  • Sub-specialized and General Practice Settings
  • Adult, Pediatric, and Geriatric Populations
  • Opportunities for Private Practice and Away Rotations
  • Affiliations with:
    • Children's Hospital
    • Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital
    • Regional Blood Center
    • County Forensic Institute

Abundant Learning Materials

  • > 90,000 Surgical Specimens per Year *
  • > 2300 Inpatient Beds *
  • > 2 Million Outpatient Visits per Year *
  • > 4,200 Forensic Cases per Year

Extensive Resident Support

Pathology Assistants are in all gross rooms, actively teaching residents and allowing residents to focus on learning.

* Numbers are calculated from our combined campus hospitals: Clements University Hospital, Zale Lipshy Pavilion, Parkland Hospital, and Children’s Medical Center
Research Gel

World Class Research

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is one of the world’s foremost research institutions that conducts life-changing research that has led to some of the most important discoveries of our generation.

  • 6 Nobel Laureates
  • 24 National Academy of Sciences Members
  • 16 National Academy of Medicine Members
  • > 5,800 Annual Research Projects
  • > $480 million Annual Research Funding

Resident Research

Our residents have the opportunity to collaborate with department and inter-departmental teams to contribute to groundbreaking research.

In the past 12 months, resident research has appeared in:

  • JAMA Pediatrics
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Journal of Neuropathology
  • Experimental Neurology

Department Support

The Department provides travel and registration support to residents and fellows who present their work at local and national meetings. Resident research projects are often funded by the Department.

Leaders in Academic and Private Practice

Our alumni are leaders, advancing the practice of pathology within academic and private practice practices across the country.

Approximately half of our graduates join an academic department and half join a private practice.



Explore What Makes Us Extraordinary

Resident at Scope
Individualized Curriculum 
Large Program Size 
Diverse Practice Settings 
Research Opportunities 
Alumni Success 

Program Mission and Aims

Program Mission and Aims

Program Mission 
Program Aims 

Application & Interview Process

Application & Interview Process


The UT-Southwestern Pathology Residency Program welcomes you to apply to our program. We recruit residents from diverse backgrounds. Diversity enriches the learning experience as residents interact with and learn from each other. Click the tabs below to learn more.

Interview Process 
International Medical Graduates 
Salaries and Benefits 

Resident Life

Resident Life

Residents at lunch

Resident Life

Our program provides a collegial and friendly learning atmosphere and the campus culture is relaxed and welcoming.

Living in Dallas

Location matters, even during residency, and Dallas blends culture, music, art, and fun into one big city. There is always something to do, somewhere to go, and something new to see. Jump in, explore, and experience all that Dallas has to offer.


Location and Facilities

Location and Facilities

The UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of the world’s top academic medical centers and is ranked as the Best Hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth by U.S. News & World Report – our fourth consecutive year to earn that distinction. Ten of our medical specialties and seven procedures were rated among the nation’s finest. Take a virtual tour of our campus in Dallas.

The UT Southwestern Department of Pathology is proud to be affiliated with a wide variety of clinical and research settings including: two university hospitals, the county hospital, a children's hospital, a veteran's hospital, a county medical examiner's office, and a regional blood center. This diversity of practice setting exposes our residents and fellows to the full spectrum of population health. Explore all of our affiliated facilities.



Dr. Charles Timmons

Charles Timmons, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. James D. Burner

James D. Burner, M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Residency Program Director
  • Fellowship Director of Transfusion Medicine
  • Medical Director of Transfusion Medicine, Hemostasis & Apheresis
  • UTSW – Sprague
Dr. Yisheng V. Fang

Yisheng V. Fang, M.D., Ph.D.

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