Message from the Program Director 

At Boston Medical Center, in affiliation with Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, we offer a well-rounded residency training experience in both anatomic and clinical pathology. BMC provides healthcare to Boston’s most vulnerable and diverse patient population and is committed to providing equitable and inclusive care to all patients. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has a rich history in the education and training of pathologists and strives to continue this legacy by providing residents with a strong foundation in anatomic and clinical pathology. 

Here’s why our program stands out:

Comprehensive Learning:  The curriculum ensures a well-rounded education in both anatomic and clinical pathology; AP & CP rotations are integrated throughout 4 years of training. All incoming residents complete a one (1) month orientation block that includes hands-on training in the basics of surgical pathology. 

Experienced Faculty & Mentors: Strong subspecialty exposure in AP, particularly in Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary, Gynecologic, Genitourinary, Thoracic, Soft TIssue, and Renal Pathology. Comprehensive training in Laboratory Medicine with subspecialty rotations in Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, and Microbiology.  

Cutting Edge Facilities: Access to state-of-the-art laboratories and advanced diagnostic technologies, such as, in house Next Generation Sequencing, as well as, updated brand new grossing benches. 

Teaching & Research Opportunities: All residents receive a Clinical Instructor appointment at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. There are many research opportunities available within the department; we encourage and support resident involvement in research. Residents are also actively engaged in the department’s teaching programs, including at the medical & dental schools. 

Collaborative & Inclusive Environment: Train in a diverse & supportive environment that emphasizes teamwork, collaboration, overall well-being, and lifelong friendships. Of the cohort of residents that joined BMC in July of 2022, 27 percent self-identify as Underrepresented Minority in Medicine (URiM) while the national average of active US URiM residents is 13.8 percent. Every resident at BMC enjoys the benefits of the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), the largest housestaff Union in the United States. 

Lastly, our pathology residents are an integral part of our department; they are valued members of the healthcare team. We welcome your interest in our residency program and encourage you to apply. For more information, please see ‘Application Information’.


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