Pathology Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Department of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine at Mount Sinai offers exceptional training in Anatomic, Clinical, and Molecular Pathology. The Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest in the country, providing residents and fellows the opportunity to learn from a large variety of clinical material, with an outstanding team of diagnostic pathologists. 

Residents can choose from a number of tracks, including AP/CP, AP-only, CP-only, AP/NP, and a physician scientist training in experimental pathology (PSTEP), to best match their career goals.

We utilize a subspecialty sign-out system in surgical pathology to provide state of the art training in diagnostic pathology. This is supplemented by general surgical pathology experiences (VA hospital, Frozen Section Rotation). We have introduced digital pathology across the Mount Sinai System, bringing new opportunities to incorporate AI tools into the practice of diagnostic pathology.  The Cytopathology division maintains a clinic where residents and fellows can gain experience in Ultrasound-Guided FNA procedures. A centralized Autopsy service with a rapid autopsy program that has become a cornerstone for research activities system-wide, and played a key role in improving our understanding of COVID-19 pathophysiology.

Our clinical laboratories are state-of-the-art, emphasizing new test development to improve the care of patients in our hospitals and clinics. Our laboratory medicine team was on the front line when COVID hit New York, quickly developing and implemented new tests for COVID-19 detection and a quantitative COVID-19 antibody test. Our Transfusion Medicine team implemented a convalescent serum program and a procedure for obtaining hyperimmune globulin for treating the disease. At each step, Mount Sinai Pathology residents have been integral to this response, playing vital roles in test development and validation.

The goal of the pathology residency is to prepare physicians not only to practice in the broad fields of pathology and laboratory medicine, but to create leaders who will change the practice of medicine. Whether by using data generated in the clinical laboratories to develop better testing or treatment algorithms, developing new mass spec-based diagnostic tests, or developing new AI-enabled tools to improve diagnostic accuracy, we provide the opportunity to use your skills to make the world a better place, one patient at a time.

The educational program at Mount Sinai includes Resident Conferences, Clinical Rotations, Teaching Assignments, Research Projects and Independent Learning Activities.

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Available Tracks
AP/CP Traditional 4-year program
AP-only 3-year program
CP-only 3-year program
AP/NP 2-year AP + 2-yr NP fellowship
PSTEP Single or Double track + 1-year Post-doc fellowship
ExP-PhD Experimental Pathology + PhD. Variable Timeframe

We offer a variety of research opportunities for residents in the department, varying from clinical research to basic science.

Clinical research opportunities are available in laboratories, including any of our surgical pathology subspecialties, cytopathology, autopsy pathology, along with opportunities in our molecular and clinical pathology laboratories including flow cytometry.

Basic research opportunities are available in the areas of morphometry, molecular, developmental pathology, neuropathology, and HIV.

We require fellows to conduct scholarly activity (case study, review, or laboratory research) as part of the requirements to complete the program.

Residents also assist with the instruction of medical students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai through participation in the major pathology courses and student electives in the department. Residents are the primary faculty in the student laboratories and supervise students on pathology clerkships.

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Our Alumni:

Our residents who have graduated from our Pathology program have gone off to complete Fellowships
at the following hospitals/medical centers among many others:
New York:
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Albert Einstein / Montefiore
  • Cornell/NYPH
  • NYU
  • Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Beth Israel
  • Deaconess
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • MD Anderson
  • Penn
  • Yale
  • Washington U
  • UC
  • LA
  • UCSF
  • University of Kansas
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Fellowship Specialties:
About half of our residents enter a general or oncologic surgical pathology fellowship, often as a first

Other fellowships, in order of frequency, include:
  • GI and/or Liver Pathology
  • Clinical Informatics, Cytopathology (tie)
  • Dermatopathology, Hematopathology (tie)
  • Transfusion Medicine) ENT, GU, GYN, Pediatric Pathology (tie)

Applicants must be graduates of approved medical schools in the United States or Canada or international graduates holding a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate. We accept applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and must receive applications for July 1 no later than December 1. We make appointments a exclusively through the National Resident Matching Program.

Competitive salaries by PGY level and benefits are set by the Icahn School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Office.

The Mount Sinai Hospital provides comprehensive benefits including malpractice insurance; health insurance; life insurance; dental, optical, and prescription plans; short- and long-term disability insurance; and workers' compensation insurance. On-campus parking is available. Each resident is given access to the Levy Library’s web-ed module, which contains numerous E-books (Robbins, Sternberg, etc.), quizzes, electronic journals, and PowerPoint conferences. Residents are also given access to Powerpath and ExpertPath subscriptions paid for by the department. The Pathology Department as well as Graduate Medical Education offer Education Reimbursement which residents can use towards conferences, books, electronic devices, and other educational materials.

Mount Sinai owns many apartment buildings in the vicinity of the medical center that are used for professional housing. Size of household is a factor in determining housing assignments and housing is assigned by lottery. Accommodations include furnished bedrooms in shared suites in the Residence Hall, as well as studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Applications for housing lottery are available from the Department of Real Estate and will be supplied to incoming residents by the Pathology Residency Program Coordinator.

Our GME office provides career seminars and counseling for all residents. Residents will be given access to our Physician Careers portal, which showcases job opportunities in the Mount Sinai Health System.

In addition, the hospital also offers other benefits such as the employee assistance program which offers free resources and/or counseling to assist residents with major life events and to facilitate general resident wellness.