Summer Internship

A message to medical students:

Do you think you might be interested in a career in pathology?  The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology offers an eight-week summer internship that will give you an excellent hands-on opportunity to experience what it is like to be a clinical and anatomic pathologist.

The internship will acquaint you with the extensive opportunities the field of pathology offers for the practice of medicine.  There are four options for the internship experience:

Option 1: Four, two-week blocks.  Rotations could include but are not limited to: surgical pathology, blood bank, molecular pathology, cytopathology, autopsy pathology, hematopathology. 

Option 2: Two, four-week blocks.  For example, rotations could include four weeks of hematopathology and four weeks of neuropathology. 

Option 3: Four-week block of a clinical specialty followed by two, two-week blocks of selected clinical specialties.  For example, a four-week block of surgical pathology followed by two weeks of neuropathology and two weeks of cytopathology. 

Option 4: Immersion experience that includes eight weeks of research or eight weeks of a clinical specialty.    

This internship experience is available to medical students between years 1 and 2.  Students are given a stipend for the summer and will be expected to devote 35-40 hours per week. 

Up to four positions will be funded each summer.

Interested students should contact Dr. John Crosson ( or Dr. Deborah Powell ( for further information about the program and the application process.  Applications are due by December 15 for a following June start.  A curriculum vitae and statement of why you are interested and what you expect to achieve from the internship are required.