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. Select the link below to register.

Click to register: Thursday, September 28th from 5:30p - 7:00p (CDT)


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 2023-2024 academic year, we want to share why we love UTMB Pathology and believe it is one of the best residency programs in the nation.

 Our training primarily occurs 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 for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice). These various institutions offer us a unique and diverse patient population with a wide range of fascinating 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). Additionally, we are home to the Galveston National Laboratory, the largest BSL4 laboratory on an academic campus.

 Our program emphasizes robust academic training and has a stronger clinical focus compared to many other pathology programs. From day one, residents actively participate in patient care, particularly through their involvement in Diagnostic Management Teams. Our faculty members are innovative, progressive, and enthusiastic, driven by their passion for teaching and their unwavering support for the continuous success of our residents and department. Starting early in residency, we engage in research projects and presentations at local, state, and national levels. Our well-balanced curriculum is tailored to residents’ interests starting in PGY-1! With an increased number of elective and research opportunities, residents can personalize their education to align with their desired career path.

 At UTMB, you will not only thrive academically, but also acquire the skills needed to succeed as a working professional. Our department's chairman prioritizes the success of our residents and leads various initiatives to enhance our communication, presentation, research, writing, and publication skills. With a strong emphasis on academic, clinical, and career development, our program boasts an impressive track record of graduating residents every year who secure high-profile fellowships across nearly all subspecialties at prestigious institutions such as MD Anderson, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and Yale.

 While our program possesses numerous strengths, the unwavering sense of community fostered by both faculty and co-residents remains our favorite aspect. It is noteworthy that many of our current and long-standing faculty were once residents or medical students at UTMB and have chosen to either stay or return to the institution. We make every effort to support one another within and beyond the workplace, genuinely enjoying each other’s company, whether it involves sitting around the scope, having a family-friendly group activity, or grabbing a meal along the Strand or Seawall. Each year during the recruitment process, our goal is to attract applicants who will ensure the continuity of this wonderful bond.

 We can’t wait to meet you! Please don't hesitate to reach out to either of us if you have any questions. Best of luck in The Match!

Joseph Gosnell, MD

Mahreen Hussain, MD