The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is actively engaged in the teaching mission of the University of Wisconsin, ranging from popular undergraduate courses (Pathology 404) to doctoral degree programs and post-graduate training in pathology. Department faculty share a commitment to teaching, assigning equal importance to this endeavor as to research and clinical practice. Highlights of our teaching mission include:

  • The Cellular and Molecular Pathology PhD program, begun in 1943 and currently supported by one of the only NIH-funded training grants in pathology, aims to prepare young scientists who want to focus their research on the mechanisms of human disease and be an integral part of “bench-to-bedside” discoveries.
  • Medical Student Education, including a 10 week summer immersion course in pathology (the Angevine fellowship for MS1/MS2 students), elective clinical rotations in all areas of pathology for MS3/4 students, and active participation by Department faculty in the first and second year medical school curriculum
  • Residency and Fellowship training in Pathology, Hematopathology, Surgical Pathology, and Cytopathology. Our graduates compete very successfully for coveted fellowship and faculty/staff positions throughout the country, serving in academic medical centers as well as private practice settings.
  • The School of Cytotechnology located within the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene offers a one year certificate program for undergraduates in the field of cytopathology.

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