The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology is committed to upholding the mission of the University of Minnesota Medical School to educate health professionals who serve the health needs of Minnesota, the nation, and the world through excellence in clinical medicine, research, and health care leadership.

Medical Students

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota offers a variety of opportunities to educate and provide experiences for medical students. They include Clerkships, Summer Internships, and Post-Sophomore Year Fellowships.


The Laboratory Medicine and Pathology residency training program at the University of Minnesota Medical School is distinctive in having a nationally recognized commitment to both clinical and anatomic pathology and the structural flexibility to customize training plans for community, academic, and research careers. 


Laboratory Medicine and Pathology fellows have responsibilities that are intermediate between those of a resident and a staff pathologist. They are supervised as necessary by staff pathologists, who approve and sign all diagnoses, yet have considerable freedom in cases and diagnoses.