UTMB Pathology will be hosting an open house for residency applicants. Meet our program leaders and current residents. We'll share what we love about our program and answer any questions you have.

When: Thursday, September 22nd from 5:30p - 7:00p (CDT)

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Pathology Residency & Fellowship Training Program

Applicant Information

Medical school seniors and all other applicants receive appointments through the National Residency Matching Program. Resident candidates must be graduates of approved medical schools in the US or Canada or must be graduates of foreign medical schools who have ECFMG certification. All applications for PGY-1 positions must be submitted through the ERAS system. Deadline for applications is December 1.

All applicants must have passed step 1 and 2 of USMLE or COMLEX, preferably after one attempt. For graduates of foreign medical schools, clinical experience in the US is preferred. Applicants who have graduated from medical school more than 5 years ago will be considered only under exceptional circumstances. Non-US citizen applicants must meet the requirements for United States visa eligibility.

Our program receives approximately 600 applications every year. A total of 40-50 applicants are invited for interviews that take place from late October to early February. The Residency Admissions Committee meets in middle February to discuss and create the final ranking list submitted to the National Residency Matching Program.

Welcome from the Chief Residents

Welcome to the UTMB Pathology Residency Program! 

As the chief residents for the 2022-2023 academic year, we are excited to share with you why we love UTMB Pathology and believe we are home to one of the best programs in the nation. 

Our training primarily takes place in one beautiful, modern, beach-front location that serves the UTMB academic hospitals and clinics, the Shriners Hospital for Children, and Hospital Galveston (a maximum-security acute care facility). These various institutions provide us with a unique and diverse patient population with a breadth of interesting pathologies. Residents also have opportunities to rotate in hematopathology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and in forensic pathology at the medical examiner’s offices in Texas City (Galveston County), Houston (Harris County), or Austin (Travis County). We are also home to the Galveston National Laboratory, the largest BSL-4 laboratory in the world located on an academic campus. 

You will find that our program is very robust academically and is more clinical than many other pathology programs. Residents take an active role in patient care from day one, particularly through involvement in Diagnostic Management Teams. Our faculty are innovative, progressive, and enthusiastic; they are here because they love to teach, and tirelessly support the continued success of our residents and department. Starting early in residency we are involved in research projects and presentations at the local, state, and national level. Our curriculum is well-balanced and is tailored to residents’ interests starting in PGY-1. We now have more elective and research availabilities than ever before, allowing residents the ability to personalize their education based on their desired career path.  

Not only will you thrive academically at UTMB, but you will be taught how to succeed as a working professional. Our department's chairman is heavily invested in our residents’ success and leads several initiatives to develop our proficiency in communication, presentation, research, writing, and publication. With this combined emphasis on academic, clinical, and career skills, our program has a strong record for graduating residents into high-profile fellowships across nearly all subspecialties at institutions such as MD Anderson, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and Yale.  

Though we have many strengths, our favorite part of this program remains the unwavering sense of community provided by faculty and co-residents alike. It speaks volumes that many of our new and long-term faculty were once residents or medical students at UTMB and have chosen to stay or come back to the institution. We go to great lengths to support each other both in and outside of the workplace, and genuinely enjoy each other’s company whether it is sitting around the scope or grabbing something to eat down Seawall or the Strand. Our goal every year during the recruitment process is to attract applicants that will ensure this wonderful bond persists. 

We are so excited to welcome you to our program! Please feel free to contact either of us with any questions you may have. Best of luck in The Match! 


Lindsay Bigham, DO

Jamie Kendrick, MD