Pathology Residency Program
Pathology Residency Program

Medical College of Wisconsin Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Residency Program

The MCW Pathology Residency Program is a four-year, combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Program, accepting 4 residents per academic year. The program is well rounded and balanced, with a strong and pervasive focus on resident education. The goal is to provide comprehensive training in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine and train young physicians for excellence in either academic or community practice.

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The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH) and other associated training facilities provide a diversity of practice settings, faculty skills and interests, patient populations, and specimen types to allow for both well-rounded general training and establishment of subspecialty expertise.

The training program explicitly seeks an appropriate balance between service obligations and educational opportunities. By design, no single service is dependent on the presence of residents to function, but when residents are present on a service they are expected to take ownership of patient case material and function as integral members of the health care delivery team. The approach to pathology practice that is stressed and modeled is one of pathologist as clinical consultant, as a critical member of the clinical team. This role is encouraged by the subspecialty surgical pathology signout system and a robust, structured CP curriculum that stresses clinical consultation.

The environment that is fostered is one of collegiality, teamwork, patient centricity, academic inquiry, and continuous quality improvement. The Pathology Training Program seeks to provide training that allows graduates to be highly competitive for fellowship programs and be prepared to enter either community-based or academic practice, with a target of roughly equal placement of our trainees in each of these two practice settings.

Application Information

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How to Apply

Only applications submitted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service – Association of American Medical Colleges) will be considered. Information about ERAS may be obtained from the AAMC.

Application Deadline
Completed applications must be received no later than October 20.


Required Documents

The following documents should be submitted through ERAS for your application to be reviewed:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. One page personal statement
  3. Official medical school transcript
  4. Official transcript of USMLE or COMPLEX score(s), documenting passing scores on parts I and II
  5. Dean’s Letter
  6. Three letters of recommendation

Next Steps

Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the program coordinator to arrange for a mutually suitable time. Interviews typically begin in October and are completed by late January.

Additional Information for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

The residency program is open to international medical graduates. Fluent conversational and written English is required. Prior US experience in the form of clinical training or an advanced degree from a US institution is desirable but not required, and is considered in the context of the rest of the application. Observerships and externships are not relevant. Preference may be granted to applicants that are not more than 5 years from medical school. A clinical skills assessment may also be required.

The Medical College of Wisconsin may sponsor H-1B visas for residents. ECMFG certification is not required for application or interviewing but is required for the match.

Have a question or need more information?

Kristine Scheel
Program Manager - Education and Quality | (414) 805-8576


Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Froedtert/Medical College Lab Building
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3522


Lauren Parsons, MD
Program Director | (414) 266-4706


Andrii Puzyrenko, MD, PhD
Chief Resident