Residency Program

Due to COVID and travel restrictions, all interviews will be remote, weekday sessions. Invited candidates will be able to choose from a morning or afternoon session EST. The application process remains the same through ERAS.

Our pathology residency program is based at closely adjacent Bellevue Hospital and NYU Langone Tisch Hospital staffed by NYU faculty. The NYU pathology residency program provides a broad and diversified curriculum to meet the ever-growing needs of contemporary residency education in pathology and is designed to satisfy the varied interests of the trainees in anatomic and clinical pathology.

We offer residency training track programs in which individuals may choose a residency in Anatomic Pathology only (AP), Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP), Anatomic Pathology and Research (AP/R; Physician Scientist Pathway), or Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology (AP/NP). The pathology residency program training includes hands-on experience and responsibility in diagnostic surgical pathology and autopsy pathology, laboratory research, student teaching and progressive supervisory responsibilities up to the level of Junior Attending. Pathology residents are strongly encouraged to participate in investigative projects and present their work at scientific meetings.

VIDEO: Trainees in the Department of Pathology receive a comprehensive and unparalleled experience that prepares them to pursue academic research careers and become strong clinicians.

Our program's mission it to prepare pathologists to practice the skilled art of pathology in an ever-changing healthcare environment, through our various healthcare settings and diverse patient populations, our department's commitment to innovative research and discovery, and educating our trainees with subspecialty expertise and exposure to new and evolving technologies. We train pathologists to become leaders in the field, be it in academic pathology, clinical practice or in research.

Program Aims

  1. Lay the groundwork fund of knowledge in anatomic and clinical pathology through various educational modalities, incorporating graduated responsibility to promote independent practice, and prioritizing patient care as the principal motivator of diagnostic work.
  2. Provide a collegial, nurturing and culturally sensitive environment for learning and growth that includes mentorship, promotes a healthy work-life balance and cultivates professionalism, teamwork, life-long learning and leadership skills.
  3. Educate trainees in the fundamental principles of research at all levels and facilitate engagement in scholarly activity.


The Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency program is approved by the ACGME for 24 training positions, with about 6 residents typically admitted each July 1. A completed application includes a curriculum vita, a statement of purpose, the Medical Student Performance Evaluation and transcript from the candidate's medical school, three recent letters of recommendation, and USMLE scores.
Graduates of international medical schools must hold an ECFMG certificate. Successful international candidates generally have some previous experience in the US medical system and have recently completed their undergraduate medical education (usually within the last 8 years). Often these candidates enter with an advanced degree from a US or Canadian institution or with post-doctoral research experience in the US or Canada.
NYU only offers J-1 visas through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to candidates in need of visa sponsorship.

Applications should be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) by December 31 of the year preceding appointment.

For further information please contact:

Esther H. Adler, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director, Pathology Residency Program

Melissa Guzzetta, D.O., Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology
Associate Director, Pathology Residency Program

Jennifer Molde, Senior Coordinator, Residency & Fellowship Program
Phone: (646) 501 9926

Remy Moon, Coordinator, Residency & Fellowship Program
Phone: (212) 263-1063

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Pathology Residents