Pathology Residency and Fellowship Programs

The Pathology residency and fellowship programs at UVM Medical Center and the University of Vermont College of Medicine offer a close-knit and collaborative environment to further your education and career, and also allows you to live and work in one of the most desirable communities in the country.

A Tremendous Educational Experience

The residency program at UVM Medical Center/UVM is an integrated anatomic and clinical pathology program.
We also offer fellowships in surgical pathology, cytopathology, dermatopathology and environmental pathology.

Our program is staffed by 30 full-time faculty and uses the latest in information technology systems to collect and disseminate clinical, anatomical, business and educational data.

UVM Medical Center's pathology laboratory serves the entire region, including Vermont, New Hampshire and northern New York, and we're also affiliated with the Mayo Medical Laboratories for reference laboratory services.

Our clinical laboratory completes more than two million tests annually and, in anatomical pathology, we perform more than 30,000 surgical cases, 60,000 cytology cases and nearly 400 combined hospital and medical examiner cases.

At UVM Medical Center/UVM, residents and fellows are deeply involved in research efforts — where we rank in the top third of programs nationally for funded research and feature programs in environmental, cardiovascular and experimental pathology

Training Only a University Hospital Can Provide

As a university hospital, UVM Medical Center/UVM is dedicated to uniting science and service. Our knowledgeable faculty include board-certified pathologists in all major pathology subspecialties. This means you'll be learning side by side with individuals who are not only highly skilled experts, but who are also deeply committed to your success and development as a pathologist.

We emphasize teamwork in everything we do, and view residents and fellows as key partners. Here, you'll find an academic atmosphere that's conducive to honing your skills as you complete your training.

The Vermont Lifestyle

While UVM Medical Center/UVM provides the ideal environment for your professional and academic pursuits, Vermont offers limitless possibilities for your recreational pursuits. Burlington is equal parts small city and big town, and is consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the country.

It’s a thriving place where cultural and recreational opportunities abound, where you can be a part of a close-knit community, and where young families can truly feel at home. From the slopes of the Green Mountains to the east to the stunning shores of Lake Champlain to the west, there’s no shortage of ways to get outside and enjoy the best of Vermont. In short, it's truly a unique and inspiring place to live, work, learn and grow. Learn more.


Our pathology residency and fellowship programs are truly the best of both worlds, exposing you to a unique mix of small town and urban scenarios with a dedicated and renowned faculty to mentor you. Please contact us for more information and apply today. We appreciate your interest and look forward to meeting with you soon.

5882leonard_debra.jpg Debra G.B. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Physician Leader, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UVM Medical Center