Academic Programs

The Department of Pathology at Duke University offers a wide array of training programs to fit individual requirements and goals.

The Residency Training Program is an ACGME approved program and is available as an Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology combined program, or Anatomic Pathology only program.  Subspecialty fellowships in Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Hematopathology, Medical Microbiology, and Neuropathology are also ACGME approved. These programs provide the highest quality of graduate medical education by drawing on the depth and breadth of faculty expertise in the Department in all aspects of anatomic and clinical pathology and the availability of a wide variety of often complex clinical cases seen at Duke University Health System.

Clinic Circle

For medical students interested in a career in Pathology, predoctoral fellowships, internships and externships are available.

Research training in Experimental Pathology can be obtained through pre- and postdoctoral fellowships of one to five years. All predoctoral fellows are candidates for the Ph.D. degree in Pathology. The Ph.D. is optional in postdoctoral programs, which provide didactic and research training in various aspects of modern experimental pathology.

A two year NAACLS accredited Pathologists’ Assistant Program leads to a Master of Health Science degree, certifies graduates to sit for the ASCP Board of Certification examination, and leads to exciting career opportunities in a variety of anatomic pathology laboratory settings. Pathologists’ assistants are analogous to physician assistants, but with highly specialized training in autopsy and surgical pathology. This profession was pioneered in the Duke Department of Pathology more than 40 years ago, and is one of only nine such programs in existence today.

Please visit our education and training pages:

Pathology Residency

Pathology Fellowships

Pathologists' Assistant

Pathology Ph.D. Graduate Program