Department of Pathology & Immunology

Admissions and Benefits

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Applicant Information

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The Department of Pathology & Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine provides a four-year, fully accredited residency program with approximately six PGY-1 level positions available each year. There are a total of 28 accredited residency positions. Our first-year positions are filled exclusively through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Trainees typically pursue a course leading to certification in both anatomical and clinical pathology.

Applications to the Pathology Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges. No universal or other applications are accepted.

Graduates of U. S. medical schools will need to contact their current Student Affairs Office to apply through the ERAS program.

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Requirements

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The following documentation is required:

  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty members
  • Personal statement
  • Dean's letter and transcript
  • USMLE Board scores
  • A completed application with a recent passport-size photograph
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Application and Selection Process

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To allow adequate time for review and processing, all applications and supporting materials must be received through ERAS by the Pathology Education Office on or before Dec. 31.

The selection of applicants is made on the basis of information contained in the application form, medical school transcript, medical school dean's letter, and letters of recommendation, which are received from the ERAS program. The selected applicants are invited to interview with faculty members and current residents.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all interviews will be virtual this year. Please visit our Coronavirus website for the most up-to-date information on how Baylor College of Medicine is responding to the pandemic.

After the interview process is complete, the Pathology Education Committee members review and rank all of the applicants. Final ranking is determined with consultation from both the department chair and program director.

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Salary and Benefits

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See stipends and benefit information on the Baylor College of Medicine’s graduate medical education website. Stipend levels are at the national average, but Houston's cost of living ranks among the lowest of metropolitan areas in the United States.

Maintaining your physical and emotional wellness is a prerequisite to professional success. Our residents have access to a number of programs to support their well-being. View wellness resources.

Information about vacation and leave of absences is available on the graduate medical education website.

The pathology department provides a yearly book stipend of $600, which can be utilized to purchase conventional or electronic books. Additionally, the pathology department will cover the cost of three in-state conferences per year and one national conference at which a resident is presenting.

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International Applicants

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International graduates must meet the requirements established by the Graduate Medical Education Office at Baylor College of Medicine, as set by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and Immigration Services.

International graduates will also need to contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates for information regarding the paperwork process for students and graduates of foreign medical schools. Baylor College of Medicine requires international medical graduates to meet the terms for an Institutional Permit, as outlined by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and have the documents necessary for a J-1 Visa.

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