The Department of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine has long offered one of the world’s premiere anatomic and clinical pathology training programs. We accessioned over 145,000 surgical specimens last year, arguably the largest specimen volume in the country and certainly about three times more than any other institution in the tri-state area. On a monthly basis, we see rare specimens that most departments come across only every five years or so.

We are continuously making adjustments to ensure the highest yield learning experiences for residents and fellows. From the implementation of state of the art automated lines in the clinical laboratories, the first NY state-approved clinical nexGen sequencing in molecular pathology, and appropriate support staff in anatomic pathology, we provide an optimal mix of exposure to patient cases and education to foster trainee development as independent practitioners.


The Mount Sinai Health System and its eight hospitals are located in one of the most diverse and dynamic cities in the world, serving every community in New York, from every conceivable demographic, and across the entire socio-economic spectrum. We offer salaries commensurate with the level of training.

We invite medical students at other institutions to take advantage of our numerous pathology electives. The courses are supervised by individual faculty with expertise in their chosen field. These electives provide students interested in pathology a well-rounded exposure to the field, as well as our Department. Students interested in other fields of medicine benefit from the re-introduction of anatomy and pathophysiology.

Learn more from our Pathology Elective Course Catalog