Pathology Residency & Fellowship Training Program

Application 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 400 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

As the chief residents for the 2020-2021 academic year, we are delighted to have you join us as part of the UTMB Pathology Residency Program!  We are comprised of a cohesive set of residents from a myriad of backgrounds - if you are wondering if you would fit in with our group, the answer is “of course”!  We are a pretty tight-knit group, holding regular program-wide social events such as holiday parties as well as numerous smaller, interest-based gatherings. The program environment is collegial, and we all work together to provide the best care possible for our patients.

During the first year, a structured curriculum guides much of the training with occasional opportunities to explore your own personal interests.  Our faculty and staff take every opportunity to guide and foster your growth, providing as much direct oversight as you and your attendings feel to be appropriate. The faculty is very supportive of everyone’s endeavors, and eagerly assist with helping us achieve our goals for our future practice of pathology.  The resources of the department are truly at your disposal.  Though not required, many of our residents become involved in research projects or presentations at local, state, and national conferences, sometimes as early as a couple of months into training.

Training at UTMB provides a number of unique experiences.  While the majority of our rotations take place at our main campus in Galveston, Texas, occasional rotations are performed at satellite and partner campuses in the surrounding communities.  We also see a breadth of interesting pathologies by providing care for Hospital Galveston, a maximum-security acute care facility serving the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  Another opportunity is the choice to train in forensic pathology at the medical examiner’s offices in Texas City (Galveston County), Houston (Harris County), or Austin (Travis County).  In addition, residents have the option to rotate in hematopathology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.  Moreover, elective months are available to pursue special interests and network at any unaffiliated institution should you so desire.

Our program has a strong reputation for graduating residents who pursue further training in GI pathology, breast pathology, hematopathology, transfusion medicine, cytopathology, and forensic pathology, among many other subspecialties. Residents from our program have gone on to secure fellowships at well-known institutions such as MD Anderson, Houston Methodist, Baylor, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia, Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and Yale.  Whatever you decide to study and wherever you go, the UTMB-trained pathologist has the tools to succeed.

We are thrilled about your interest in the Pathology Residency Training Program here at UTMB. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We cannot wait to welcome you to our team!

Adam GAdam Gonzalez, MD
Karen Nahmod, MDKaren Nahmod, MD