Pathology Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Lillian and Henry M. Stratton-Hans Popper Department of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine, offers exceptional training in anatomic, clinical, and molecular pathology. The Mount Sinai Health System has a specimen volume nearly three times that of any other medical institution in the region, allowing trainees to see a wide variety of rare and esoteric specimens. An array of general and subspecialty rotations in anatomic and clinical pathology allow trainees to experience pathology in a variety of settings—a subspecialty-based academic medical center (The Mount Sinai Hospital), urban community hospitals (Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai West), suburban community hospitals (Elmhurst), ambulatory care center (PACC), and the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office. With the resources and facilities within the Mount Sinai Health System, we provide unmatched training in diagnostic and research pathology, with access to the country’s most interesting and complex cases.

The goal of the pathology residency is to prepare physicians to practice in the broad field of pathology and laboratory medicine, utilizing a combination of practical and didactic experiences. Exposure to new and developing technologies in pathology (e.g. medical informatics, molecular and genetic pathology), focused subspecialty training, and graduated responsibility for patient care are integral to the program.

Fitting the broad scope of the modern practice of pathology, a number of distinct tracks are offered. We offer 4-year AP/CP, 3-year AP-only, 3-year CP-only, and a 2-year AP/NP. Most residents opt for the traditional four-year AP/CP program. In addition, we also offer a physician-scientist track in experimental pathology. This is optimal for those interested in either academic or community hospital pathology. The three-year tracks are for those interested in subspecialty or investigative pathology (either anatomic pathology or laboratory medicine). The AP/NP track is linked with our ACGME-accredited neuropathology fellowship. An academic track in any of the three or four year programs can include up to six months of laboratory research.

Our program includes rotations at Mount Sinai Health System hospitals (or affiliated centers) and a series of comprehensive lectures covering the essential aspects of anatomic, clinical, molecular pathology, as well as laboratory management and informatics.

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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.

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.

We provide 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. We maintain rent-subsidized housing in the vicinity of the campus. Each resident gets access to the Medical School’s web-ed module, which contains numerous E-books (Robbins, Sternberg, etc.), quizzes, encyclopedias, and PowerPoint conferences.

We own apartment buildings in the vicinity of The Mount Sinai Hospital that are used for professional housing. Size of household is a factor in determining housing assignments. Accommodations include furnished bedrooms in shared suites in the residence hall, as well as studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments. The Department has applications for housing, which incoming residents can get from the Pathology Residency Program Coordinator.