The Wake Forest School of Medicine's Department of Pathology offers a four-year combined Anatomic Pathology (AP) and Clinical Pathology (CP) residency leading to the completion of the certification requirements of the American Board of Pathology.

The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is approved for a total of 20 residency positions, which is, on average, 5 residents per year.

Why Wake Forest?

At the School of Medicine, our pathology residents examine all types of specimens under the supervision of faculty members who have expertise in all subspecialties of pathology.

On surgical pathology rotations, residents follow their cases from freezing to grossing to sign-out. As residents progress through the program, they preview slides and write reports for cases increasing in number and complexity.

Residents also gain experience in fine-needle aspiration biopsy on our busy cytology service, and autopsy training is supervised by forensic pathologists. Residents have ample opportunity to perform both hospital and medical examiner autopsies. Clinical Pathology training includes rotations in hematopathology, transfusion medicine, clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, molecular pathology, cytogenetics and laboratory management. 

Other elements of our educational program include conferences, lectures, journal club, and research and teaching opportunities.

For prospective resident applicants, please read a letter from our Chief Residents, William Beuerlein, DO and Dongfang Yu, MD, PhD.