Residency Programs

Our pathology residency program is based at closely adjacent Bellevue andTisch Hospitals 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.

The long-standing goal of the Department of Pathology at New York University School of Medicine is to provide pathology training for careers in academic pathology that was established in the 1950s by Dr. Lewis Thomas, then Chairman of the Department. Pathology residents from that and subsequent eras now chair or direct departments in medical centers throughout the country. For more information on our pathology residency programs see our residency program application section.


The Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency program is approved by the ACGME for 24 training positions; however, the number of residents in training is usually lower, 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:

Gloria Young, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director, Residency Training Program
560 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Esther H. Adler, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology
Associate Director, Pathology Residency Program
560 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Adrienne Dolginko, C-TAGME, Program Manager, Education Division 
522 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 263 5376

Jennifer Molde, Residency & Fellowship Program Coordinator
522 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (646) 501 9926

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Pathology Residents