Pathology Residency

The 4-year Pathology Residency Training Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). An average of 3 first-year residents are appointed to the program each year.

The Pathology Residency is tailored to the interests and needs of each of our residents. We practice in state-of-the-art facilities with a first-class clinical laboratory. We prepare residents for academic, sub-specialty, or general pathology careers.

Test tubes

The Department of Pathology provides laboratory services for inpatients and outpatients at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and for a growing proportion of patients at large affiliate outreach practices in southern New Hampshire and along the Upper Valley of the Connecticut River. As a tertiary care laboratory, it also provides referral services for physicians over a wide geographic area.

It has a close affiliation with the nearby Veterans Affairs Medical Center laboratory, with sharing arrangements covering many services. There is a well-established working and educational affiliation with the office of the Chief Medical Examiner in nearby Concord, NH, through which residents gain first-hand exposure to the fascinating world of forensic pathology. The breadth, depth, and volume of material to which a resident has exposure here are particular strengths of the training program.

2021 volumes

  • Autopsies: 78
  • Beds: 396
  • Cytology Specimens (Non-GYN & GYN): 30,900
  • Dermatopathology specimens: 17,595
  • Surgical specimens: 37,174
  • Therapeutic apheresis: 560
  • Total laboratory tests: 3.0 million