Residency Program Continued

AP facilities offer surgical pathology processing, histology, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, cytology prep. and screening, image analysis center, molecular pathology (e.g. Next Generation Sequencing, FISH, PCR, Molecular Microbiology), biobanking service, intraoperative consult suite for frozen section service and a recently renovated autopsy suite.

The CP laboratory is a 24/7/365 state-of-the-art supported by modern automation and robotics. Examples include: a new automated track in Chemistry, automated cell analyzers and 6 -10 color flow cytometry in Hematology, proteomic and molecular platforms and a commissioned BSL-3 containment room in Microbiology, and automated cross-matching in Blood Bank. The division supports point-of-care services throughout the medical campus and a rapid response laboratory.

The 670 Albany street building is also home to BU pathology research space that features modern pathology equipment including confocal, FACScan, and digital brightfield and immunofluorescence slide-scanning microscopes.


Our mission is to join BMC and BUSM to serve a vulnerable patient population and contribute to the improved health of all our patients. We promote and support, equity, integrity, respect and social justice, and collaborate with a number of Community Health Centers in the City of Boston.  BMC also has strong collaborative relationships with area Academic Medical Centers including but not limited to: Boston Children’s Hospital and Mass General Brigham, Tufts Medical Center and the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. Boston is a lively cultural center with a fine arts museum, numerous art galleries, professional and collegiate sports, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, theater, groups, opera and a heavy concentration of educational institutions. The New England countryside and Boston Harbor are easily accessible and there are opportunities for a wide variety of winter and summer activities. The medical center is located on an attractive campus in Boston’s historic South End.

Stipends and Other Benefits

The presence of a strong house officer union at Boston Medical Center ensures that residents receive premium pay and benefits. Residents receive not less than $64,159- per annum (2020) with stipends increasing approximately $1,500 for each additional year of training. Residents are given four weeks of paid vacation a year and medical and dental insurance are available at low group rates. The hospital also provides short-term disability, long term disability and malpractice insurance at no cost to the resident. Parking is available at reduced rates in our recently completed parking deck. For those residents who elect not to drive, the hospital offers discounted rates on public transportation passes.


Residency candidates must be graduates of approved medical schools in the US or Canada. Graduates of foreign medical schools must have an ECFMG certificate. Applicants must apply through ERAS for this program. The deadline for submission of applications is October 27th for appointments beginning the following July 2021.

Address inquiries to:

Joel Henderson, MD, PhD
Director of Residency Training Program

Daphney Noel,

Residency Program Coordinator

Dept. of Anatomic Pathology
670 Albany Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: (617) 414-5314; Fax (617) 414-5315 email:

Program Strengths

    • Opportunity to serve a diverse patient population.
    • Pathology Department and Resident Training Program with a rich history of contribution to the modern medical specialty of pathology and to professional training in pathology.
    • Structured curriculum supported by hands-on training, didactic lectures and seminars.
    • Strong subspecialty exposure in Anatomic Pathology, particularly in Cytopathology, Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology, Genitourinary Pathology, Head and Neck Pathology, Hematopathology, and Renal Pathology.
    • Comprehensive training in Laboratory Medicine with subspecialty rotations in Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, and Microbiology, along with parallel training in Laboratory Management.
    • Molecular Pathology services including molecular microbiology and molecular genetics supported by experienced and fellowship trained faculty.
    • Biospecimen science, Point-of-Care, Informatics, and Quality Assurance are also areas of strength and interest.
    • Excellent Dermatopathology training under the direction of the Department of Dermatopathology, which has an independent Fellowship program.
    • Office of the Chief Medical Examiner rotation
    • Elective time provided for rotations within or outside of the institution ,including the regional VA hospital system and American Red Cross (ARC)
    • Autopsy numbers adequate for board certification.
    • Expectation and support for engagement in clinical and translational research, with strong research mentorship provided by program faculty.
    • A national reference laboratory for hemoglobinopathies.
    • An internationally recognized Amyloid treatment center.
    • An internationally recognized Neuroscience group with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases and Traumatic Brain Injury.
    • Participation in ASCP teleconferences and CAP PIP, Autopsy and Digital Slide programs.
    • Excellent work environment with state-of-the-art equipment and brand-new office space.
    • Attendance at regional and national pathology meetings encouraged and supported.
    • Every resident at BMC enjoys the benefits of the Committee of Interns and Residents such as:
      • Lowest resident parking rates of all area hospitals
      • 100% paid disability
      • Lowest health insurance cost for individuals and their families
      • Access to CIR staff support for any problems with your residency program

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