Training Sites

Our program gives residents exposure to different practice styles including an academic institution, a high-volume private practice facility, a county hospital with the experiences of a community practice, and a world-class veteran's hospital. The opportunities available create residents who are well-prepared for a successful career in private practice or academic pathology.



Abbott Northwestern Hospital is a 642-bed community hospital with 16,500 surgical specimens, 500 blood and bone marrow evaluations, 89,200 cytopathology accessions, 84 autopsies, and 230,000 clinical pathology assays per year.

As the largest hospital in the Twin Cities, Abbott Northwestern is recognized nationally and locally for its exceptional expertise and care. 


Hennepin County Medical Center

Hennepin County Medical Center (a 473-bed Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, an acute care hospital, and clinic system) has 10,000 surgical specimens, 1,800 blood and 100 bone marrow evaluations, 8,000 Pap Tests, 1,000 fluid specimens, 500 FNAs, 40 autopsies (adult and fetal), and more than 1,870,000 clinical pathology assays.

Residents also rotate at the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, which provides death investigative services and performs more than 1,200 forensic autopsies per year.



The University of Minnesota Medical Center is located in the health sciences complex on the University of Minnesota East Bank Campus in Minneapolis. The Medical Center is a state-of-the-art general and subspecialty care facility with 743 beds.

The University services have a workload of 22,500 surgical specimens, 2,500 blood and bone marrow evaluations, 5,000 dermatopathology specimens, 59,000 cytopathology cases, 165 autopsies and over 2,700,000 clinical pathology assays annually. The Medical Center also has an active on-site blood bank donor center.



The Veterans' Affairs Medical Center has a 361-bed capacity in addition to a full spectrum of clinics. This medical center has over 14,600 surgical specimens, 4,500 cytopathology cases, 375 bone marrow evaluations, 2,800 peripheral blood smear evaluations, 60 autopsies, and more than 3,446,084 clinical pathology assays.