Pathology Residency at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West

The Pathology Residency Program at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West in affiliation with The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers a concentrated program, which provides training in clinically oriented diagnostic anatomic and clinical pathology.

Our mission is to build the future of pathology through education, experience, and scholarship. We strive to inspire excellent anatomic and clinical pathologists through experiential learning, didactics, mentorship, and scholarship in preparation for future endeavors and challenges of the real-world medical field.

All of our attending staff are faculty members of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Our residents have access to many of the facilities there. The department interacts closely with clinical departments through a variety of inter-departmental conferences and rounds. Our curriculum is oriented toward integrated human pathology, with the faculty working as a closely-knit group of general pathologists, each with a special field of expertise. The core curriculum consists of supervised training with emphasis on increasing resident responsibility in autopsy and surgical pathology, cytology, hematopathology, clinical chemistry, serology, microbiology and blood banking/transfusion medicine. Specialized training is offered in molecular pathology, dermatopathology, neuropathology, medical renal pathology, therapeutic apheresis and hematopoietic stem cell collection, laboratory management, and computer applications.

Our residents rotate through multiple hospitals while completing rotations in clinical pathology as well as general and subspecialty sign-out rotations within anatomic pathology.

Anatomic Pathology Rotations



Surgical Pathology-General

Mount Sinai West

Surgical Pathology-Subspecialties

Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai West


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Forensic Pathology

NYC Medical Examiner


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Pediatric Pathology    

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Clinical Pathology Rotations

Blood Bank

Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai West


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Laboratory Management

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Molecular Pathology

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Graduates of our program have gone on to complete fellowships at many different prestigious institutions around the country including:

  • Beth Israel Deaconess at Harvard
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Columbia University
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of California LA
  • University of California San Francisco
  • University of Miami
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Washington University at St. Louis
  • Yale University Hospital

Our graduates choose to specialize in all areas of pathology ranging from general surgical pathology to subspecialized anatomic pathology fellowships including GI, GU, Dermatopathology, Gynecologic, Breast, Forensics, Cytopathology, Thoracic, Head and Neck, as well as clinical pathology such as transfusion medicine and blood banking, hematopathology.

At our pathology program we place special emphasis on resident wellbeing. Our faculty wellness champion works closely with the residents elected to be wellness coordinators organize informal social events and fun activities to ensure that our residents’ work-life is safe, balanced and enjoyable. Additionally, we offer a variety of resources to ensure that our residents continue to feel fulfilled and joyful during their training. Some of our policies and programs include:

  • Resident wellness champion: A designated faculty member who voice’ss residents’ concerns and acts as a liaison with the Office of Wellbeing and Resilience.
  • Flexible wellness days allowance/Trainee health needs: Personal health needs, such as medical and dental care or mental health appointments may arise throughout the academic year. We offer flexible scheduling during work hours for our residents to attend any appointments without retribution. Residents receive a minimum of one wellness day per quarter (4 days per year) and are encouraged to utilize these days on an ongoing basis.
  • Mental health resources: All trainees at Mount Sinai are guaranteed access to confidential mental health services through the Student and Trainee Mental Health Program (STMH) in addition to our supportive intra-departmental environment. In the event that professional help is needed, institutional mental health services are offered through STMH at no out-of-pocket expense.

Residency Application:

Interested candidates may apply to the program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), beginning in early September and preferably prior to December 31 of the application year. We offer interviews to selected candidates.

We offer ACGME accredited positions. We give special consideration to international medical graduates (IMGs), and we may sponsor visas (J-1 or H-1B). IMGs should have graduated medical school within the past 10 years and have a valid Educational Commission For Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate. We look for United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores (Step 1 and 2) greater than 194. Passing USMLE Step 3 and experience or prior training in pathology, whether in United States or abroad, is helpful; we also consider applicants with experience in other clinical specialties.

Observership Opportunities

We also provide opportunities for one month observerships. Learn more about our observership positions.

As a resident, you receive certain contractual benefits, including:

  • A competitive salary: View salary scale
  • Medical education allowance of $700 per year
  • Step 3 Reimbursement: We reimburse categorical residents who successfully pass Step 3 within their first 18 months of training for the exam fee
  • Meals: $500 to $1,250 per year, depending on department
  • Chief Resident Differential: $3,000 for full-time chiefs
  • Resident/Professional Staff Housing: Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West maintain two apartment buildings in midtown Manhattan. We have studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments, with housing assignments based on apartment availability and employee family size. Please apply online by April 19 prior to beginning the program.