Post-Sophomore Year Pathology Fellowship

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 a post-sophomore year fellowship (PSF) that will give you an excellent hands-on opportunity to experience what it is like to be a clinical and anatomic pathologist.

The fellowship will acquaint you with the extensive opportunties the field of pathology offers for the practice of medicine.  During the fellowship year as a PSF fellow you will rotate in surgical pathology, hematopathology, transfusion medicine, and autopsy pathology. You will have the opportunity to choose other rotations like coagulation, molecular pathology and genomics, clinical immunology, neuopathology, and pediatric pathology depending on your particular interests.  We also encourage students to pursue a research project with a faculty member in the department during this year.  You are encouraged to present your research at a national meeting.


Students are given a stipend for the year and can obtain travel funds to a meeting if they are presenting a poster or paper on their research.

Two positions are funded each year.


While this fellowship has typically been offered to students between years 2 and 3 of medical school, the Department has in the past also accepted students at later stages of their education and training (i.e. between years 3 and 4).

Interested students should contact Dr. John Crosson, the director of the fellowship, for further information about the program and the application process ( Applications are due by November 1 for a following June start.  A curriculum vitae and statement of why you are interested and what you expect to achieve in the PSF year are required. Decisions are made by December 1.