To Our Prospective Residency Applicants

Thank you for your interest in Duke Pathology! We are 100% committed to provide you a world-class AP/CP residency, with excellence and innovation in education, patient care, research, mentorship, and career opportunities.

The Duke Pathology Residency Program abides by the recommendations of the Program Directors Council (PRODS) of the Association for Academic Pathology (AAPath) Pathology Residency Program Directors (PRODS) | Association for Academic Pathology ( including:

  1. Invitations to interview will be released no sooner than Friday, Oct 18th
  2. All interviews are 100% virtual (Zoom), in alignment with the Association of American Medical Colleges' guidance and recommendations

An on-site 2nd look event will be offered after the rank list is locked, and more details will be made available in early 2025.

If you have specific questions please visit our “Current Residents” page and reach out to us.

Watch these videos to learn about Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology rotations and the structure of our program.

To learn more about us, here are the Duke Pathology Annual Reports and Newsletters.

Learn more about all aspects of the Duke experience:

Thank you again, and we look forward to meeting you this interview season!

Welcome to Duke Pathology! See why applicants choose our residency program, and what about the department and institution makes them want to stay.

Application Requirements

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Applications include curriculum vitae, medical school performance evaluation, letters of recommendation, medical school transcripts, personal statement, and USMLE/COMLEX-USA/ECFMG scores. All residency positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

All applications undergo holistic review. There are no minimum requirements for board scores or years since medical school graduation.

All interview invitees have 10 days to accept or decline the interview. After 10 days the interview will be offered to the next applicant on the waitlist.

All interviews are 100% virtual, via Zoom.  No hybrid or on-site interviews will be conducted. The interview day begins at 9 a.m. EST and ends at 2 p.m, and includes a meet-and-greet session with residents from 1-2 p.m. 

Residents are required to pass USMLE Step 3 before the end of the first year of training.

J-1 visas are accepted. Information regarding Duke policies and AAMC resources can be found here:

Selective Service System Registration:

  • All male applicants (as determined by gender assigned at birth for purposes of this requirement) who are US citizens or immigrants must have registered with the Selective Service System within 30 days of their 18th birthday, or arrival date into the USA.  Individuals are eligible to register until the age of 26.  Failure to register is a violation of federal law, and can face significant penalties, including loss of eligibility for citizenship for immigrants.  Individuals who have not registered are not eligible for a variety of benefits including federal student aid, federal job training, and any job in the Executive Branch of the government (e.g. VA, Medicare, federal prisons), and are not allowed to work in federal facilities even as a resident or fellow.
  • Most Duke GME programs require rotations at federal facilities such as VA hospitals or prisons.  All trainees in those programs must be eligible to work at those facilities.  All applicants should ensure that they have registered for the Selective Service System if appropriate.  If they have not registered, they should discuss this with their potential program director. Additional details can be found at
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Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports

The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report include institutional policies concerning campus safety and security, as well as statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Duke University property and on public property adjacent to campus and fires that have occurred in residence halls. A copy of these Reports can be obtained by contacting the Duke Police Department at 684-4602 or writing to 502 Oregon Street, Durham, N.C., 27708, or by clicking here.