The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Residency Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, offers training in Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology (AP/CP). Residents beginning training in or after the 2009-2010 academic year may choose AP only training. Our program provides excellent training in all aspects of AP and CP, allowing for graduating residents to attain high-caliber fellowship and private practice positions, as well as a path towards academic careers in pathology.

Program Goals

To provide the optimal environment for residents to acquire:

  • A solid foundation for the understanding of human disease processes.
  • A knowledge base necessary to practice clinical and anatomic pathology in either a private or academic setting
  • Problem solving and critical analysis skills necessary for the practice of pathology in a setting of graduated responsibilities


The residents in our program have historically had a variety of specialty and career interests. We believe that this heterogeneity provides an optimal atmosphere for peer-to-peer teaching and for a variety of perspectives during training. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is both a leading research institution as well as an important source of well-trained clinicians both in Wisconsin and throughout the country. To that end, our program attempts to provide optimal, and personally tailored training of physicians with career goals spanning a range of academic or private practice positions.