Are you considering a residency in Indianapolis? View video previews here.
We wrote the book on pathology. View a list of books with IU faculty contributors / editors.
Want to learn more about Pathology as a career? Click on the website provided by the Intersociety Council for Pathology Information (ICPI) http://www.asip.org/career/index.htm
The Indiana University Pathology Residency Program consolidated with the Methodist Hospital Residency Program in July 1997. Indiana University School of Medicine manages the combined program, which is ACGME certified. The program includes diverse training opportunities at:
- IU Health Pathology Laboratory (IU Health University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, IU Health North Hospital, IU Health West Hospital, and IU Health Methodist Hospital )
- Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Wishard Memorial Hospital
Combined anatomic services include the examination of approximately:
- 65,000 surgical specimens
- 15,000 dermatopathology specimens
- 60,000 cytologic specimens, including 3,000 fine needle aspirations per year.
- Combined hospital autopsy service performs an average of 200 cases per year.
The combined hospitals perform approximately 10,000,000 clinical pathology tests annually, including state-wide newborn screening tests.
The pathology residency training program provides excellent training in the fundamentals of anatomic and clinical pathology. The program also has the flexibility to allow residents to develop expertise in a diagnostic area of interest, basic research, or teaching. During the first two to three years, each resident works closely with staff in order to insure that he/she is capable of accurately diagnosing disease entities and interacting with staff.
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine considers medical research to be a crucial component of residents' career development. Department faculty members are active in research and residents are encouraged and expected to participate in projects with faculty. Participation in research will have at least three major benefits for trainees. First, residents will learn the importance of scientific investigation as a foundation underlying clinical diagnoses. Second, exposure to research will enable residents to more critically evaluate medical literature that impacts their future areas of clinical practice. Third, residents who complete research projects are more competitive for fellowship and employment prospects. There are abundant opportunities for residents willing to put in a few more hours to be a part of a research project or paper. These projects may include single case reports, larger clinical case series, quality assurance projects, basic science "bench" research or review papers. We encourage our residents to present their results at local and national meetings. As a supplement to residents' book fund, the Department awards financial support to offset travel expenses for residents who are primary presenters at national meetings. Presentation at local meetings is also encouraged. Our goal is to have each resident submit at least one first author manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed medical journal. Trainees who are looking for research projects may contact faculty members directly or ask upper level residents for suggestions.
Interview season begins in late October and runs through the end of January. The chief resident or the assistant chief resident will ask residents to escort the candidate on a given day. The escort will be responsible for showing the candidate the available facilities and taking them from one interviewer to the next. In addition, the escort, the candidate, plus 2 other residents of the escort's choice will have lunch with the candidate to interact and to answer questions. We believe it is important to present a positive image while being honest about the program's strengths and weaknesses.
Vacation and Meeting Days:
First and second year residents receive 15 days of vacation and 4 personal days per year. Third and fourth year residents receive 20 days vacation and 4 personal days per year.
Recommended criteria for applicants:
1. United States Medical License Exam (USMLE) scores of 85 or higher.
2. Prefer graduate degree from the United States or Canada.
3. Date of graduation from medical school no more than seven years prior to application.
4. Applicant must be fluent in speaking, writing, and understanding the English language.
5. Hands-on clinical experience in U.S. hospital (not just observership)
6. Must qualify for Indiana State Medical License
Indianapolis has so much to offer. To learn more about our great city, please visit these web sites:
For information about application requests please contact the director or coordinator of the Residency Program:
Graduate Medical Education Assistant
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
We request that all applicants apply electronically through the Electronic Residency Application Service.