Thomas Jefferson University

Residency Application Process

Pathology Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the Jefferson Pathology Residency Program! We are excited to get to know you, and hope that the website helps you learn a little more about us. On our Current Residents page, you can learn more about the current trainees, and we recently updated the "Our Mission” page with two new “Day in the Life” videos. Although we are not offering observerships this year, please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have!

Our residency programme participates exclusively in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and uses the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Please check with your medical school if you have any questions on how to use these services. No applications will be considered outside of these systems.

Using the ERAS system we require:

  • A completed ERAS application form
  • A Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Formerly known as Dean’s Letter)
  • Three additional letters of recommendation (At least one, but preferentially two, should be from a pathologist)
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE scores

Residency candidates must be graduates of approved medical schools in the U.S. or Canada or  have graduated from a non-US/non-Canadian medical school with an ECFMG certificate. Satisfactory references are required. Applications are received until November 30th of the year preceding the start of the residency program

As per the guidelines put forth by the Coalition for Physician Accountability, the 2021-2022 Interview Season will be entirely online. The Jefferson interview will consist of two sessions: a two-hour faculty interview and an Interactive Resident Session.  Both sessions are required for the interview process to be considered complete.

Applications will be reviewed through ERAS. Subsequently, applicants selected to interview will receive an e-mail invitation to schedule interviews.

The e-mail invitation to interview will contain:

  • Available faculty interview dates
  • A deadline date by which applicants must schedule their faculty interview
  • A Doodle poll of available dates for an interactive resident session
  • A short supplemental application
  • A link to detailed information about the TJUH pathology programme, including recorded faculty lectures, a virtual tour, and a programme orientation from the current chief residents

The faculty interview session:

  • Invited applicants will use the ERAS scheduler to schedule themselves
  • The session will consist of four 25-minute one-on-one faculty interviews over Zoom
  • An agenda with details about each interviewer, including links for each interviewer’s Zoom room, will be sent in advance of the interview date

The Resident Interaction Session:

  • Applicants will be given a Doodle poll in which they can select interactive resident sessions for which they are available for. Applicants are strongly recommended to select as many sessions as possible
  • Applicants will be invited to a single interactive resident session
  • The session will consist of a 60-75 minute Zoom session with multiple applicants and multiple residents in a single Zoom room
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to pre-submit questions to the chief residents

The interactive session will give applicants the chance to get to know current residents and ask questions about the training at Jefferson.

Please address inquiries to:
Mildred Figueroa
Thomas Jefferson University
117 South 11th Street, 204 Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-3876
(215) 955-2519 fax