Applying for Observership

The UW Department of Pathology offers 4 week in-person observerships during the summer months to external medical school graduates.  We do not currently offer remote/virtual observerships.  Summer observers will rotate through anatomic pathology (i.e. 2 weeks in surgical pathology and 1 week in autopsy pathology) as well as clinical pathology (i.e. 1 week in transfusion medicine).  They will have the opportunity to attend our departmental conferences and didactics, get to know our residents, fellows, and attendings, and explore the city of Madison.  In order to help them better integrate into our department and make the most of the educational experience, all observers will be assigned a faculty mentor.  The usual schedule is 8am-5pm Monday through Friday and all rotations occur at the University of Wisconsin Hospital.

2023 Observership Dates

We offer 2 month-long observership options in 2023:

Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, June 23 (*note that Monday May 29 is a holiday)

Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 4

Interested applicants should upload a copy of their CV (including USMLE Step scores, if available) by March 1st  of the intended academic year of rotation.  If one of the two month-long time spans is particularly desired, please indicate this preference on the application form.  All applications will be reviewed and the selected applicants notified by March 15th.   Please note that space limitations may preclude all applicants being offered an observership slot.  Selected applicants will be put in contact with the UW Hospital Vendor Liason Office (VLO) who will work with applicants to obtain necessary vaccination records.  Applicants will also be provided with links to information regarding transportation and housing options.

For questions please contact Sara Gross, residency program coordinator.

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Application Deadline March 1st, 2023
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Sara Gross
(608) 262-7158