Residency & Fellowships

Our 2014 Residency Ranking



4232 Medical Science I
1301 Catherine St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan  48109-5602
(734) 764-3270
(734) 615-2964


Program Director:
Barbara J. McKenna, M.D.
Godfrey D. Stobbe Professor and Director,
Division of Education Programs

Associate Residency Program Director:
Allecia M. Wilson, M.D., Assistant Professor

Program Office:
Desire' Baessler, Coordinator, Medical Student Programs

Pam Howard, Coordinator, Residency Program

Marie Goldner,  Coordinator, Fellowship Programs 


The Residency Training Program in the Department of Pathology Provides training in clinical pathology (CP), anatomic pathology (AP), and research. Clinical training encompasses either a combined AP/CP program or exclusive training in AP or CP. The combined AP/CP training program is organized in an integrative model where residents alternate between AP and CP rotations throughout their four-year program. Research training is available either exclusively as post-doctoral fellowship training or can be linked with clinical training. Resident training programs are personally designed, and formulated to meet professional goals as well as ACGME and American Board of Pathology requirements for training in specific disciplines. Our residents typically have completed medical school within five years of initiating residency training and scored above the national average for USMLE I and II.

Fellowship training is offered in many of the subspeciality areas of Pathology. We have ACGME certified fellowships in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine, Chemical Pathology, Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Forensic Pathology, Hematopathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology, Neuropathology, Pediatric Pathology, and Surgical Pathology. In addition, we offer training in the areas of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, Breast Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Genitourinary Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology, Informatics, Pulmonary Pathology and Research.

We have a rich academic environment for our Residency Training Program. The University of Michigan Health System is robust and very successful, with a large network and numerous off-site clinics. This extensive network feeds into the central Medical Center complex where pathology residents receive their training. We welcome your interest.  Applications for residency training are accepted through NRMP ERAS.  A link for fellowship applications can be found here.