Medical College of Wisconsin Pathology Observership Program

Program Information

This program is designed for medical students and medical graduates interested in exploring a career in pathology and learning more about the pathology training programs at Medical College of Wisconsin. Observers will spend one month participating in the routine service and teaching activities of the department, including attending sign out of cases, grossing, autopsies, and spending time in clinical pathology laboratories. Participants will be welcome to attend the daily Peer Review Conference at the multi-headed scope, and to attend lectures and interdisciplinary conferences throughout the hospital and affiliates.

Observership Program Policies & Procedures (PDF)

Observership Program Applicant Checklist (PDF)
Read first: Before proceeding with application, you will need to gather the indicated items and upload them where each is requested within the application.

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Online Application

The Pathology Observership Program operates September–May, with a limited number of spaces each academic year (one observer per month of operation).


  • Opens March 1
  • Closes September 1
The committee will review applicants and select observers. All necessary application information should be submitted through the application link below; please do not contact faculty, program directors, or coordinators directly to request a spot in the Observership. Thank you for your interest in our Program and we look forward to reviewing your completed application!

Observership Program Application

Contact Us

Kelly Simarski

Education Program Coordinator

Alexander J. Gallan, MD

Assistant Professor and Director, Student Observership Program

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