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Pathology Residency Program

Program Aims Statement

The UT-Southwestern Pathology Residency Program recruits residents from diverse backgrounds. Diversity enriches the learning experience as residents interact with and learn from each other. Because Southwestern is strong in both clinical practice and academics, the 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 Physician-Scientist track, as well as fellowship opportunities in a large variety of Pathology subspecialties.

Residency Program Features

The Pathology Residency Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center encompasses several important features:

  • A large, diverse faculty, all specialists representing each of the major pathology disciplines
  • Almost all diagnostic activities at UT Southwestern are under the control of our Department, which allows us to offer comprehensive, in-depth training in all of the various pathology disciplines as well as a complete array of subspecialty fellowship programs
  • We offer a strong academic environment with access to state-of-the-art and newly emerging diagnostic technologies, which is essential to the preparation of any pathologist for professional life in the 21st century
  • Basic training in our Residency Program is enhanced by extensive exposure to modern molecular diagnostics, advanced flow cytometric analysis, and molecular cytogenetics


The Department provides diagnostic services in a variety of clinical settings including:


The Department of Pathology does not require mandatory research activity as part of our residency training, but many of our residents get involved with various projects in collaboration with a very willing faculty that culminate in significant contributions to the literature.

Our residents are active and visible participants in many national and international pathology society meetings. Presentations at such meetings are strongly encouraged and supported by the Department.

For those residents with a strong commitment to an academic research career, the Molecular Pathology Core within our Department offers opportunities for both short-term elective and longer-term intensive research training funded by the Department.