Pathology Residency 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, 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 of pathology for the 2019‐2020 academic year, we are excited to have you join us! We have a very diverse set of residents, and we are a pretty tight‐knit group (as evidenced by our regular social outings and trivia team). As you begin your first year of training, take advantage of your resources and get involved! Some of our current residents and recent graduates have successfully secured fellowships at MD Anderson, Houston Methodist, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia, and Harvard. As you probably already know, our program has a strong reputation for pursuing further training in fellowships in GI pathology, breast pathology, hematopathology, transfusion medicine, and forensic pathology and going on to great jobs both in academic and community practices. Our faculty are very supportive of our endeavors, and we are encouraged to think broadly and plan for the future practice of pathology.

Our residents rotate at our main campus in Galveston, as well as our satellite campus in League City. Attached to our main campus in Galveston is Hospital Galveston, a maximum-security acute care facility which serves the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. We have the option of taking forensic pathology at the medical examiner’s office in Texas City (Galveston County), Houston (Harris County), or Austin (Travis County). Our residents also have the option to rotate in hematopathology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

We are ecstatic about your arrival, and, on behalf of all of our residents, welcome!

Emma HenrieEmma Henrie, MD
David Pacheco, MDDavid Pacheco, MD