Our ACGME-accredited residency training program is a four-year integrated program in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology, approved for 21 residents. Over 25 full- time faculty members participate in its educational program of the Department of Pathology; most have subspecialty board certifications or ACGME-approved surgical pathology subspecialty training. Training in anatomic pathology includes autopsy pathology, cytopathology, organ-based surgical pathology including rotations in dermatopathology, hematopathology, immunopathology, neuropathology; pediatric pathology and renal pathology. Residents also have a one month rotation at the Dade County Medical Examiner’s office for their forensic pathology training. Training in clinical pathology includes rotations in blood banking/transfusion medicine, chemical pathology, hematology/hematopathology, immunology, laboratory management and information technology ,medical microbiology, molecular biology, cytogenetics and special coagulation. The Department of Pathology stresses active involvement with the clinical staffing patient care, along with participation in intra- and interdepartmental conferences, medical student teaching, and research.

Our ACGME-accredited fellowshps include: Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine, Breast/GYN Pathology, Cytopathology, Head and Neck Pathology, Hematopathology, GI/liver/pancreas Pathology, Genitourinary Pathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology and Pediatric Pathology.

ACGME Accredited:  Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: 21 residents and 13 fellows
Duration:   Residency will be four years; Fellowship programs: one year
Postgraduate Training Required:   No
U.S. Citizenship Required:  No

Residents/Fellows who have graduated our program in the last 10 years obtained faculty positions at:

  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Des Moines University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center
  • University of Buffalo/Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Shands at University of Florida
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Westside Regional Medical Center

Teaching Hospitals

  • Jackson  Memorial  Hospital
  • University of Miami Hospital
  • Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center

Selection process
Applications are screened for interview invitations on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
  • The applicant must be a graduate of an approved medical school. Most residents have graduated from medical school within 10 years of application.
  • USMLE Step I and Step II CS and CK. Generally, residents have scores >210 on each of the USMLE examinations.
  • An advanced degree, i.e., PhD or MS, research experience and prior medical experience are viewed favorably but are not required. Familiarity with pathology and pathology residency is encouraged.
  • Three letters of recommendation dated for the current year are necessary. These should be from individuals who have observed your work skills recently and who can speak to your ability to communicate in English and to write independently.
  • A personal statement is necessary.

Foreign medical graduates
Candidates should hold a valid ECGMG certificate prior to receiving an interview invitation. Jackson Memorial Hospital; and the Department of Pathology sponsor J1 visas. You may obtain information concerning US visas through the Jackson Memorial Hospital House staff office.

Application Deadline
October 31


Board Exam Requirements
The American Board of Pathology lists specific requirements that may be found on the website: www.ACGME.org or www.ABP.org.

Research electives for three to six months with approval of the Program Director. Departmental research topics include cancer genetics, nanotechnology, HIV and metabolic and traumatic brain disorders.

PGY1 Residents do not have night or week end on-call responsibilities. PGY2-4 residents take ‘at home’ on-call approximately one weekend/month and one day/q2 weeks.


Tracy L. Moore, MALS
Program Coordinator
1611 NW 12 Ave, Holtz Center- RM 2044
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: (305) 585-8381
Fax: (305) 585-2598

Sakir H. Gultekin, MD
Program Director

Merce Jorda,  MD, PhD.
Vice Chair, Anatomic Pathology

Paul Taylor Smith, MD 
Vice Chair, Clinical

David B. Thomas, MD  
Director, AP Operations