Pathology Medical Student Fellowship

  • A one-year course of study leading to a Master's degree when successfully completed.
    • On clinical services student fellows function essentially as first-year Pathology house officers.
    • Students are assigned to rotations in anatomic, clinical, or experimental pathology.
      • 2 months assigned to the autopsy service
      • 4 months assigned to surgical pathology
      • 1 month of transfusion medicine
      • In the remaining months, students elect rotations on other anatomic or clinical pathology services or devote some of their time to basic research under the supervision of a staff member. The service assignments that students may elect include all of the major subspecialties in pathology
        • surgical pathology
        • autopsy pathology
        • cytology
        • neuropathology
        • pediatric pathology
        • forensic pathology
        • dermatopathology
        • immunopathology
        • clinical chemistry
        • microbiology
        • hematopathology
        • blood banking
        • coagulation
        • cytogenetics
        • molecular biology
        • informatics
  • Under the supervision of the faculty, students learn the basic principles of pathology with emphasis on clinico-pathological correlations.
  • Students are introduced to the technical aspects of anatomic pathology
    • specimen dissection and preparation
    • histological techniques
    • specialized diagnostic procedures
    • electron microscopy
    • immunofluorescence
    • immunohistochemical techniques
    • molecular genetics
    • flow cytometry
  • Emphasis is placed on basic principles and their application to clinical problem-solving.
  • Students are fully integrated into the activities of the Department
    • Participate in all of the departmental conferences
    • expected to be presenters at departmental and interdepartmental conferences.
    • Participate in the department’s teaching program for first and second year medical students, functioning as teaching assistants and tutors.
Interested students should contact Dr. John Lunde.

Commitment to education...

Faculty & alumni create Pathology Student Fellowship Endowment..Read the article in Vermont Medicine.


The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine celebrates a gift from UVM Professor Emeritus William Pendlebury, M.D., to the Pathology Student Fellowship program and launches the public phase of a fundraising campaign. From left: Laurie Griesinger '16, Debra Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., Richard Smith '16, William Pendlebury, M.D., John Lunde, M.D.