The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania contributes significantly to a broad range of education programs on campus, including undergraduate medical education, residency and clinical fellowship training, graduate training towards the PhD, postdoctoral research fellowship training, continuing medical education, and undergraduate education at Penn.


  • Preeminent pathology and laboratory medicine residency training programs in Anatomic Pathology (AP only), Clinical Pathology (CP only), Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP), or Combined Anatomic Pathology/Neuropathology (AP/NP)
  • Option for Research Tracks in AP (only), CP (only), and AP/CP
  • Top 10 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine residency program
  • Ranked No. 5 among Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency programs by research contributions from graduates in the last ten years
  • Particular focus for academic careers in Transfusion Medicine, Neuropathology, Cytopathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology, Forensic Pathology, or Hematopathology
  • Major role in training MD/PhD students and graduate students through the Perelman School of Medicine Biomedical Graduate Studies Groups
  • Medical Student Education: more than 2,100 faculty teaching hours devoted to relevant education at all levels
  • Student Fellowship Training Program provides a year-out experience in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for 3rd- and 4th-year medical students
  • Leadership and excellence in medical student education throughout medical school curriculum

Video Introduction

We invite you to view the introductory residency program video for prospective applicants below, as well as other short videos highlighting initiatives and activities of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in our video section.


Medical Laboratory Science Program

Jean Buchenhorst, MS, MT (ASCP)
Program Director, School of Medical Laboratory Science
Tel.: 215-829-7634

Program Website:

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