Pathology Residency Program


The Pathology Residency training program is located primarily at the Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This site includes Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the Bristol Meyers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH), and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), which serve the greater central New Jersey region. Residents spend the vast majority of their experience at RWJUH. The department is also affiliated with the Middlesex County Medical Examiners Office, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey.

Approximately one month of each year is spent at our affiliate, Cooper Hospital in Camden. The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is responsible for all diagnostic laboratory and tissue work required for the care of the patients of the main hospital, BMSCH, and CINJ. The Department of Pathology is under the direction of the chairman who is responsible for all clinical, research, and the educational endeavors of the department. The departmental patient care functions are divided into Anatomic Pathology, which includes Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, and the Autopsy Service, and Clinical Pathology which includes Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Hematology/Hematopathology, Microbiology, Molecular Pathology, Transfusion Medicine, Cytogenetics and Molecular Diagnostics. Residents also spend time at the New Jersey Sharing Network for exposure to pre-and post-transplant immune monitoring.

The faculty of the Department of Pathology includes pathologists with interests in patient care and laboratory management, as well as scholars in all subspecialty areas within pathology. The department also includes faculty involved in basic science research. The fundamental goal of the residency program in pathology is to provide a superior training experience in all the disciplines encompassing pathology. The program is designed to provide comprehensive training for those residents pursuing the combined anatomic and clinical pathology programs (AP/CP-4). The physician graduating our 4 year program will be able to obtain fellowship training or achieve certification in anatomic and/or clinical pathology and practice as a junior staff member. In addition, all residents are encouraged to explore avenues of research that are of interest to them, as well as areas of special competencies in which members of our faculty may act as mentors.
How to Apply

All applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) by November 15 of the year prior to which the applicant will matriculate into the program. For more information about ERAS, please click here.

The department does not have a cut-off for USMLE scores, however, scores on USMLE Steps I, II & III are taken into consideration. University policy does not allow sponsorship of H1 or H1B visas, but does accept J1 visas sponsored by the ECFMG. Age and year of graduation from medical school are not criteria for applying. Please review our housestaff contract and institutional policies found on our GME website.

After a preliminary review of your completed application, we will contact you via e-mail to schedule an interview. Interviews for invited applicants take place from October through January.

Submit the following documents:

  • Application ( Standard CAP Application )
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Copy of USMLE Scores (Steps I, II & III)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of ECFMG certificate (IMGs)
  • Copy of Visa (IMGs)


Submit Applications to:

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
125 Paterson Street - MEB 212
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Current Residents

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Billie Fyfe, M.D.
Director, Pathology Residency Program

Sumi Thomas, M.D.
Associate Director, Pathology Residency Program

Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
125 Paterson Street - MEB 212
New Brunswick, NJ 08901