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Residency Admission Process

All application information for the Pathology Residency program at Indiana University School of Medicine must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and can not be accepted via electronic or traditional mail. Review of applications is conducted by the departmental selection committee, starts when ERAS opens each year and is performed on a rolling basis until our December 1st application deadline. Applicants selected for an interview are invited to interview using the ERAS scheduler. Interviews occur from late October through January.

Five PGY-1 openings are available most years, although there may be yearly variability as a result of some residents pursuing different tracts.

Apply to the Pathology Residency program

Register with the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and complete an application before December 1 for training beginning on July 1 of the following year.


Typical Interview Process

Pathology residency interviews at IU will be hosted virtually based on national guidelines. We use Zoom for interviews, and will email candidates details on how to connect for your interview.

Application Requirements

The following documents are required from ERAS to complete your application:

  • ERAS common application form
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript(s)
  • Medical student performance evaluation (also referred to as the "dean's letter")
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX scores 

Admission Criteria

The most competitive applicants are recent or upcoming graduates with a demonstrated interest in pathology, strong USMLE scores, and excellent letters of recommendation. The department takes a holistic approach to candidate selection; therefore, there is no minimum cutoff for USMLE/COMLEX scores. However, the average Step 1 and Step 2 scores for the candidates interviewed during the 2021-2022 recruitment season were 240 and 244, respectively.

All residency candidates must be eligible to obtain an Indiana State Medical License prior to the program start date.

If not a US citizen or permanent US resident, applicants must be eligible to receive a J1 visa or be able to provide verification of valid U.S. work-authorization status to be admitted into this residency program. In addition to J1 visas, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine sponsors H1B visas for eligible candidates who meet USCIS H1B Eligibility Requirements. Applicants must be fluent in speaking, writing, and understanding the English language. It is preferred for candidates to have clinical experience in the U.S. or Canada.

For more information and any questions you may have about this residency program, please contact Allison Eades, Residency Program Coordinator, at + 1 317-274-2476 or email at

Email Allison Eades, Residency Coordinator