Clinical Fellowships


The Department of Pathology at Stanford University Medical Center trains outstanding candidates for academic, private practice and other leadership positions in pathology.

The Pathology Department selects trainees based on their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, and communication and interpersonal skills.

We offer 15 ACGME-accredited clinical fellowships in: Breast Pathology, Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Genitourinary, Gynecologic Pathology, Hematopathology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Genetic Pathology, Neuropathology,  Ophthalmic Pathology, Pediatric Pathology, Renal Pathology, Surgical Pathology, and Transfusion Medicine Pathology. We also offer non-accredited fellowships in Clinical Informatics and Clinical Data Science.

Stanford Pathology fellows play a central role in the Department’s goal to provide quality service to patients. Clinical duties vary depending on the service being covered. In general, pathology trainees take on graduated responsibility, functioning as liaisons between the clinical teams and the pathology laboratory.


The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is an independent, not-for-profit, physician-led organization that sets and monitors the professional educational standards essential in preparing physicians to deliver safe, high-quality medical care to all Americans.

The mission of the ACGME is to improve health care and population health by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians' education through accreditation.

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Financial Details

All pathology residents and clinical fellows will annually receive a taxable housing allowance in the amount of $10,000 from Department of Pathology funds.

Residents will receive the first part of the pathology housing allowance in their August paychecks and the second part of the pathology housing allowance in their February paychecks.

New/first-time residents will receive a one-time $3,000 payment to assist with moving expenses, a one-time $1,000 for cell phone allowance and an annual educational allowance of $2,000.

A taxable housing allowance of $7,200 (paid monthly at $600) per year is also provided.

All these are provided by the Stanford Healthcare Office of Graduate Medical Education.