Surgical Pathology and Surgical Pathology Subspecialties Fellowship Recruitment

For the second year, many surgical pathology programs will adopt a Unified Approach to fellowship recruitment in 2023, for 2025-26 fellowship positions.  The goal of the Unified Approach is to address resident desire for a more standardized, later, recruitment timeline, so applicants can have more time to choose their subspecialty and interview at all programs that interest them before being asked to commit to a training program.  

This year, most general/oncologic surgical pathology and flexible subspecialty programs, most gynecologic or gynecologic and breast pathology programs, and all bone and soft tissue pathology programs will participate, as well as several programs from other subspecialties.

Elements of The 2025-2026 Unified Approach Include:

  • Common timeline for fellowship offers
    • Interviews begin August 14, 2023
    • First offers can be made October 2, 2023 beginning at 11am ET (10am CT, 9am MT, 8am PT) 
    • All offers must be valid for at least 24 hours
  • Code of conduct
  • Public listing of 2025-2026 participating programs is posted further below.
  • Strongly encourage virtual interviews (voluntary)
  • Encourage use of common application form (voluntary)

Important Information for Applicants for 2025-2026:

Important Information for Programs for 2025-2026

2025-2026 Participating Programs

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Open Positions for 2024-2025:

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Title: Information Session For Pathology Fellowship Applicants 
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Title: Information Session For Pathology Fellowship Applicants
Thursday, June 8, 2023
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Title: SurgPath Unified Timeline Town Hall 
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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Title: Information for applicants webinar
Title: Information for program directors webinar
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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Title: Efforts to Improve the Fellowship Application Process for Programs and Applicants: Is now the time to implement a common application timeline? Leaders in dermatopathology and cytopathology met to discuss the benefits and issues of a common timeline, alternative options pursued by other pathology subspecialties, and the recent Association of Pathology Chairs resolution supporting a common timeline for fellowship applications.
Date: Monday, April 4, 2022

Additional resources: 

To report potential violations of the unified approach, please email: [email protected]