Our Pathology Residency, established in 1951, strives to produce pathologists who are knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of pathology, with a superior commitment to lifelong learning and excellent patient care.
With 9 residents and 20 pathologists, our program, led by Iman Hanna, MD, director, stands out as a small, family-oriented and tightly knit group. NYU Long Island School of Medicine pathology residents are consistently accepted into top competitive fellowship programs across the country and excel in both academic careers and busy private practices.
Jonathan Melamed, MD, department chair, and our entire faculty are devoted to teaching, providing superb patient care, and conducting advanced research. Residents are exposed to a great variety of “bread and butter” cases, and complex and unusual cases that provide them with a strong foundation in both anatomic and clinical pathology. Learn more about the Department of Pathology.
Residents in the Department of Pathology work closely with faculty as an integrated team within our advanced facilities at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. Our broad and comprehensive curriculum reflects the latest scientific advances in the field and prepares residents with the skills, knowledge, and expertise to launch a career in anatomic and clinical pathology.
Our curriculum is structured around two specialized residency tracks:
- anatomic pathology and clinical pathology four-year track
- anatomic pathology three-year track
Pathology residents gain hands-on experience during rotations in diagnostic surgical and autopsy pathology and laboratory medicine. These rotations are complemented by comprehensive didactic and translational research training. We encourage residents who participate in investigative projects to present results at scientific meetings. Our residents also have opportunities to student teach. As residents progress in training, graduated responsibility is increased until they reach the junior attending level.
With a mentorship program, a wellness curriculum, and a supportive work environment, our residents excel in their busy residency training while achieving a sustainable work–life balance.
Pathology Residency Mission
Our mission is to provide residents with comprehensive and diverse clinical, laboratory, and research opportunities through didactics and service work, preparing them to function independently as diagnosticians, laboratory directors, and leaders in the field of pathology.
We aim to provide the following:
- robust training in anatomic and clinical pathology, in both basic and subspecialty fields, with graduated responsibility and preparation for independent practice
- leadership skills that enable those who complete our program to stand out as competitive candidates for academic or community practice careers
- a supportive and nurturing work environment that allows residents to reach their full potential, while achieving a sustainable work–life balance
How to Apply
Applicants use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to apply to the Pathology Residency at NYU Long Island School of Medicine.
We only consider applicants who have passed Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and who intend to take or passed Step 2 of the USMLE. This also applies to individuals who have passed Level 1 of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) and intend to take or passed Level 2.
The deadline for Pathology Residency applications is December 31 of each year. Interviews for postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1) positions take place each October through early February for positions beginning in July. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you via email. We accept two to three residents each year.
The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) code is as follows, regardless whether applicants plan to enroll in the three- or four-year track:
- Pathology Residency NRMP: 1455300C0
People who are interested in applying are welcome to email their questions to Candace Bergen, residency program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of health concerns and travel restrictions related to COVID-19, all residency interviews are being conducted remotely as weekday sessions. Invited candidates can choose from a morning or afternoon session (Eastern Standard Time).
For questions about our residency program, please contact one of our team members.
Residency Program Coordinator