Pathology Residency

Our program offers substantial hands-on training and generous research opportunities to provide a unique educational experience to the next generation of leaders in our field.

Welcome to Albany Medical College

The residency program in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a 48-month combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology training program and a 36-month Anatomic Pathology only training program. There are 14 pathology residents divided among the four years. Physicians may enter the program immediately upon graduation from medical school or at a more advanced level.

The goal of our residency program is to produce both academic leaders in diagnostic pathology and research, and well-rounded pathologists prepared for careers in community practice. Our educational objective is to ensure that each trainee acquires the basic and clinical acumen, skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are desirable in a well-trained pathologist. Our graduates complete the program with a comprehensive knowledge base such that they are well received by subsequent fellowship programs and future employers.

In addition to its outstanding curriculum, the residency program offers the chance to live in one of the nation’s most appealing regions. Albany is a multicultural community that welcomes people from all over the world. The region provides a safe environment that is close to major metropolitan areas, without the expense and frustrations often associated with life in large metropolitan areas.

Regardless of your religion, ethnicity, age, or interests, you will quickly discover that the Capital Region and our program offer a very special quality of life.

Chelsea Tooke-Barry. MD
Program Director

Resident Resources

About the Albany Med Health System
Albany Medical Center, the anchor of the Albany Med Health System, is one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York State offering a wide range of outstanding clinical care – from routine preventative care to sophisticated cancer and surgical care to life-saving emergency medicine – while teaching the next generation of medical providers and advancing critical biomedical research.

Living in the Capital Region
Albany is a great place to live, learn and work. It is the center of a region known for its robust economy, arts and culture, colleges and universities and recreational opportunities.

Resident Wellness
As a resident or fellow of Albany Medical Center, there are many resources available to you to help manage the demands of being a physician. Our goal is to promote work-life balance and overall wellness by advocating for you and providing you with the tools to reduce burnout, depression, and other stressors you may encounter during your training.

Distinction in Quality and Leadership
This program promotes professional success for physicians through a deeper understanding of Health Systems Science.

Visit Pathology on the Albany Med Health System website.

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    Michel Kmeid MD '23
    After doing an elective rotation in Pathology at Albany Medical Center, the decision to stay there was straightforward. Not only are the cases diverse and challenging, but the faculty and residents are incredibly welcoming and friendly.”
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    Janne Rand MD, '15
    I am a graduate of the Albany Medical College AP/CP pathology residency program and now as a member of the faculty here, it is evident that I never wanted to leave. I am forever thankful and thrilled with the growth and opportunities that were provided to me from the program, as I came out well-prepared for a career in both the academic and community settings. With its unique combination of experienced, dedicated, talented, and caring faculty, as well as exposure to a broad variety of interesting cases combined with excellent teaching and opportunities for research and publications, the sky is the limit. I also developed lasting life-long friendships with a network of diverse, gifted, intelligent co-residents. If I could go back in time I wouldn’t change a thing and would do it all over again!”
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    Mustafa Arslan MD ‘22
    I like Albany Medical College for my pathology residency training program because of the outstanding faculty, the excellent clinical training, and the diverse group of residents. The faculty is very approachable, experienced and ready to teach. They are great mentors who guide and help you in your professional goals. Residents always teach and help each other to overcome challenges and make the residency training more enjoyable. I am glad to be part of this program as I learn from my mentors and colleagues.”