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Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency (Minnesota)

Department and Faculty

Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) is one of the largest clinical laboratories in the world. It is composed of 3,000 people working in 50 to 60 specialty laboratories performing more than 20 million tests a year.

A highly skilled team of medical professionals including physicians, scientists, cytotechnologists, medical technologists, medical technicians, lab assistants, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, geneticists, pathologists' assistants, and other specialists work collaboratively. The department receives specimens for testing from Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System and is a reference laboratory for other clinics and hospitals both nationally and internationally.

From the program director

Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency. We offer a dynamic training program that will prepare you for a very successful career in pathology, regardless of your post-training professional career plans.Charles Sturgis, M.D.

Our residents have the benefit of training in an integrated department (laboratory medicine and anatomic pathology) with an integrated AP/CP curriculum. Anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine provide access to and experience with a very high volume of material that includes the full spectrum of basic "bread and butter" tests and cases as well as an unparalleled level of exposure to complex subspecialty material and faculty expertise.

In addition, our faculty has committed substantial time and resources to creating a structured curriculum in every subspecialty area of laboratory medicine and pathology. Our program offers a great degree of flexibility in our curriculum, allowing for optimal diversification based on your subspecialty interests and career goals.

We also have a large number of fellowship opportunities to further enhance your training, including programs in:

  • Bone and soft tissue pathology
  • Breast pathology
  • Cardiovascular pathology
  • Cellular therapy
  • Clinical biochemical genetics
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Clinical informatics
  • Clinical microbiology
  • Cytopathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • General surgical pathology
  • Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Laboratory genetics and genomics
  • Molecular genetic pathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Pulmonary pathology
  • Renal pathology
  • Special coagulation
  • Transfusion medicine

Graduates of our Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency are highly competitive and sought after for both fellowship and job opportunities. We currently have about a 50:50 mix of graduates from our program who are working in academic versus community practice positions, which is further testament to our balanced and flexible curriculum.

The outstanding reputation of Mayo Clinic is evident in all aspects of the numerous residencies and fellowships offered here. The atmosphere is both professional and collegial. We also benefit substantially from a teamwork mentality embedded in our patient-centered culture as well as outstanding levels of support from allied health staff in our laboratory and pathology practice.

In short, we provide a unique training environment powered by exceptional people and incomparable resources. Thank you for your interest in our program.

Enthusiastically yours,

Charles Sturgis, M.D.
Professor of Pathology
Pathology Residency Program Director


Mayo Clinic Laboratories is a reference laboratory operated by the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic Laboratories specializes in esoteric laboratory testing for health care organizations throughout the United States and around the world. Mayo Clinic Laboratories' mission is to support the local delivery of laboratory services through the provision of exceptional reference laboratory services and by providing support services that facilitate and augment community integration efforts.


In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

The entire DLMP faculty takes an active role in your training. Residents have direct access to these individuals throughout the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency.

Advisers and mentors

Shortly after match day, residents are assigned to a senior resident adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. The resident adviser also serves as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.

An open mentoring program has been designed to provide new residents with an opportunity to select a mentor based on common interests, experience, and backgrounds. The mentors are role models who assist mentees with a variety of challenges encountered during residency.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.