Residency Training Application Information

Residency Program Requirements

This is a competitive program which has filled all available slots through the match for the past several years. We are a diverse program with both US educated and international graduates,  and seek primarily to match well qualified residents who are highly compatible with and comfortable in our unique  and diverse training environment. Our program emphasizes camaraderie and we take pride in training our residents to the highest standards.

In particular, we consider the following criteria in our selection process:

  1. Evidence of commitment to pathology (this may be demonstrated by prior training or electives in pathology)
  2. Strong academic credentials (good lifetime academic achievements and membership in honor societies )
  3. If coming through a research track, evidence of peer-reviewed abstracts and publications
  4. High USMLE scores and passage of USMLE  Step1 (generally at least 215), and  Stpe 2CK and CS. Additional preference is given to those who have passed USMLE Step 3
  5. Strong letters of reference, confirming commitment to pathology, academic pursuits, good interpersonal and communication skills. At least one or more reference letters from pathologists is a preference
  6. Track record of volunteerism
  7. A personal statement, not more than one page, indicating why pathology is your preference and what have you got to offer to the world of pathology and our training program that others may not be able to recognize.
  8. Performance at a personal interview with our faculty and residents (typically between Oct-Jan)

NOTE: We do not offer travelling expenses reimbursement for our interviewing candidates though we can assist you with locating hotel rooms at UT corporate rates close to the medical center and can arrange for your pick up and drop from the hotel. UTHSC is an equal opportunity employer and each resident must  successfully undergo a criminal background check before they can start training.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Please refer to the process described in the UTHSC Graduate Medical Education page.

We only accept application material through the ERAS system. International medical graduates will need an ECFMG certificate.

For visa eligibility, please contact the Graduate Medical Education Office .

Contact Us

Pathology Residency/Fellowships

Victor Carrozza, MBA
GME Coordinator
930 Madison Avenue
Suite 525
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6344
Fax: (901) 448-6979