University of Alabama at Birmingham Pathology

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University of Alabama at Birmingham Pathology
Specialty Pathology
Hospital affiliation(s)
University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital
Academic affiliation
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Director C. Bruce Alexander, MD
Director email
Current trainees
Trainees per year
Location BIrmingham, Alabama, United States of America
Language English
Website [1]

Program Description

Our residency program provides training in Clinical Pathology (Laboratory Medicine), Anatomic Pathology, or a combination of both. Other combinations are possible, such as Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology, or Anatomic Pathology and Forensic Pathology. This structure provides graduated responsibility which allows residents to develop and utilize their skills and assume increasing responsibility within each service as they develop the necessary expertise. Advanced residents make independent decisions and perform diagnostic procedures as they demonstrate satisfactory skills. Residents progress through the program with instruction and supervision by the faculty mentors of each rotation and the Program Director.

Program Information

Program Highlights

  • Length of Program: 4 years
  • Number of protected research months: variable
  • Overall Size: ~24 Total / 6 Per Year
  • Research Track Size: 1 total, up to 1 trainee/year
  • Separate NRMP Code for Research Pathway: No
  • Research Opportunities: Residents can choose to do research in any School of Medicine department, although Department of Pathology laboratories are preferred
  • Benefits: conference travel funds; health, dental, & life insurance; paid vacation leave; paid sick leave
  • Career Development Opportunities: Trainees are assigned a mentoring team which includes career mentors, peer mentors, and research mentors; UAB has a Physician Scientist Development Office that offers training in multiple aspects of physician scientist career development. UAB Pathology offers grants through the Adams Education Fund for resident research activities (


Program Tracks

The Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham offers four Residency Training Programs. The AP only, CP only, and AP/NP can be completed as part of the new American Board of Pathology Physician Scientist Research Pathway (

Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP)

Anatomic Pathology (AP only)

Clinical Pathology (CP only)

Combined Anatomic PathologyNeuropathology (AP/NP)

Contact Information