APC's Annual Pathology Open House for Medical Students

The Association of Pathology Chairs – the organization representing Department Chairs, Program Directors and Medical Educators in Pathology throughout North America – hosted their 2nd Annual Pathology Open House (Zoom meeting) on Tuesday, May 17th. This event was designed for all participants to learn something applicable to their future as a physician, whether they become a pathologist or not. This year’s program focused on preparing to apply to residency programs. All medical students who have a curiosity about the specialty of Pathology are especially encouraged to watch the recording and review the materials. This year's event had a great turnout and we'd like to provide the materials from the event to those who may have not had a chance to attend. For any other questions, please send an email to: [email protected]! (https://pathologytraining.org/)

Event Recording: Click To View Event Recording Click To View Event Chat & Click To View Event Presentation 

For reference, the first Virtual Open House for Medical Students was held on Saturday, June 12th. The presentation and a compilation of curated resources that were distributed are linked below. 

Resources in Pathology for Students

APC compiled a list of resources related to pathology careers, organizations, and academic pathologists on social media for medical students! See the list of resources below to find a world of opportunities in the physician specialty of pathology.

Opportunities in Pathology for Students

APC provides a dynamic list of opportunities for students interested in pathology who are at varying points in their academic careers. This list is based on voluntary submissions from our departmental members at medical schools across the nation.

  • High School and College StudentsSeeking a summer or semester experience in pathology and laboratory medicine? Search below!
  • Bachelor Degree GraduatesSeeking a “gap” year experience to catch up on pre-med content, especially in pathology? Search below!
  • Medical StudentsInterested in pursuing a Post-Sophomore Fellowship (PSF) in Pathology, either for a full year or a condensed summer program? Search below! Also, check out the APC's Society of '67 Program Opportunities.

Student Opportunities in Pathology 

The dynamic list below is not a comprehensive list! There are many other resources on the Internet for programs and experiences available, including listings at the AAMC and the NIH. This is a compilation of pathology-specific or inclusive experiences for students seeking opportunities. We recognize that people outside of APC’s membership and even outside of pathology departments may be responsible for administering these programs.


Pathology Departments and/or Academic Program Coordinators

Programs are categorized into three major areas:

  1. Post-Sophomore Fellowships for Med Students;
  2. Post-Baccalaureate Programs; and
  3. Internships for High School or College Students.

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