The University of Tennessee Pathology Residency Program participates in the NRMP match and accepts applications only submitted through ERAS© will be considered. Our residency program is listed as "University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville Program" under Anatomical and Clinical Pathology. Our program ID is: 3004711335. The deadline for applications is December 1 for appointments beginning in July.
The following are the basic criteria used in the evaluation of all candidates considered for our program:
The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS©) is the AAMC's residency application service that transmits residency applications to potential residency programs. ERAS Post Office opens September 15 to all ACGME accredited residency programs. This is the date that applications begin to be downloaded. Applicants selected to interview will be emailed information about how to schedule an interview day. Interviews are typically scheduled beginning the middle of October and completed by the middle of December.
Our program participates annually in the National Residency Matching Program (The MATCH). Applicants are “matched” to a program using the certified rank order lists (ROL) from the applicants and program directors. However, if an applicant remains “unmatched” they may obtain a possible available position through the Match Week Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP).
Note: Registration with ERAS does not register the applicant for any established Match. ERAS is a separate entity and does not provide matching services. Residency applicants must also register with the National Residency Matching Program (The MATCH).
Interviews are an essential part of our resident selection process. Upon completion of the ERAS application, all materials are reviewed carefully by the review committee and invitations to interview are extended to selected candidates. Interviews are conducted during October, November and December each year. Scheduled applicants are provided one night's lodging at a nearby hotel, dinner the evening prior to the interview, and breakfast/lunch on the interview day. The interview day begins with breakfast with the residents followed by several scheduled interviews with the pathology faculty. After lunch with the residents, the applicant is given a tour of the facility and can expect to complete the interview day by 2:30 or 3:00 p.m.
Our residency program is open to international medical graduates. In order to be competitive, an applicant should have scores of at least 82 on both steps I and II CK of the USMLE on the first attempt and a passing score on Step 2 CS on the first attempt. Step 3 is not required, but applicants who have already passed may be given preference. Fluent conversational and written English is required. While prior US experience, including clinical training or an advanced degree, from a US institution is not required, it is desirable. The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine sponsors only J1 visas for residents.
*To Cover Cost of Disability and Life Insurance Premiums $600 annually has been added.
A resident stipend is determined by the currently assigned PGY level and is unrelated to the number of prior months or years of previous GME completed by the resident.
|Vacation**||15 working days per year|
|5 personal days per year|
|Holidays||All University of Tennessee Holidays although the actual day awarded may vary due to patient care concerns.|
|Educational Leave||10 educational leave days are allowed per academic year|
|Bereavement Leave||For immediate family|
|Leave of Absence||Residents are granted leave of absence with particular arrangements with program criteria in compliance with Board requirements for absence from training.|
Medical - Medical Center Pays 80%, Resident Pays 20% Co-Payment, Individual, Individual & Spouse, Individual & Children, or Family Coverage Disability - $1,500 Per Month
GSM supports resident travel to approved regional or national conferences when the resident is presenting an accepted poster, abstract or oral presentation, or to receive an award. Amount - $2,250 per such meeting.
International travel for resident and fellow presentations will no longer be supported by GME funds. Accordingly, residents and fellows seeking GME funding for travel should not submit abstracts to
|Payment for Publications||
GME funds can be used to pay for resident and fellow publication costs up to $1500 per accepted manuscript. To qualify, publications must meet the following criteria: (1) resident or fellow must be first or second author on the paper, (2) original research only (3) the journal must be PubMed cited and peer reviewed, and (4) the Impact Factor of the journal must exceed 1.5. Journal submission or membership fees will not be supported by GME funds. Residents should first check the impact factor of the journal of interest before submitting the manuscript.
Additional Courses provided by the Graduate School of Medicine:
The Department of Pathology provides each resident educational textbooks specific to their year of training to enhance their educational experience as a resident in Pathology.
Specifically, during orientation, first-year residents are initially provided the following textbooks by the department:
|Simulation Center||Available for all residents in all training programs with emphasis on surgical and procedural practice.|
|Uniforms||Monogrammed white lab coats provided.|
|Fleece Jackets||Monogrammed fleece jackets provided.|
|Meals||Provided during on-call hours|
|Pagers||Alpha-numeric pagers provided|
|Medical Library||PubMed searches, photocopying, and computer laboratory provided. Library facility access is available 24/7.|
|Notary||Notary services are provided|
|Parking||Free parking provided by the Medical Center|
**The amount of time a resident can be away from residency duties and still meet Board and or graduation requirements varies among the specialties. Each program will provide its residents with written program-specific policies on leave allowances and the effect of leaves of absence, for any reason, on satisfying the criteria for completion of that program.
Pamela Guider, 865-305-8994
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The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
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Knoxville, Tennessee 37920 | 865-305-9290
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