Thank you for your interest in the Pathology Residency Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. We accept applications only through the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). We look for candidates with excellent academic performance and a strong interest in pursuing pathology as the next step in their career. Preferences for interviews will be given to applications received before October 1st for appointments beginning July 1 of the following year.

Before an invitation can be extended, we must have the following materials on file from ERAS:

  • ERAS Common Application Form (CAF)
  • Personal Statement (1-2 pages)
  • Official Medical School Transcripts
  • Three Letters of Reference from faculty members, mentors, or supervisors who can address your performance and your commitment to the study of pathology
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Scores (or equivalent), reporting for all steps taken as they become available
  • International Medical Graduates (in addition):
    • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Status Report
    • Visa Status
    • Documentation of additional continuing medical education in clinical medicine in the United States or Canada of significant duration (i.e., at least one year).
  • NOTE: While research abilities/experience is valuable, applicants who have done research only (without significant clinical medicine experience) are not considered competitive and may not be invited for an interview

We are frequently asked for specific criteria for International Medical Graduates (IMG). Historically, IMG candidates who have been invited to interview have had the following characteristics:

  • USMLE Scores (all steps taken) above 200 (80) on the first attempt
  • Pass on the CSA (Effective 1999)
  • Medical school graduation less than 5 years ago
  • At least one year paid experience within US medical system (preferably in pathology-related specialty) OR post-MD study (PhD or Masters)
  • J-1 Visas or US Naturalization

For applicants who want to transfer from or have completed study in another specialty, and who are applying for a first-year pathology position, you will need to apply through ERAS. One of your reference letters must be from your current residency program director.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center provides equal opportunity in education without regard to race, age, color, disability, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information or Veteran status in accordance with the University of Nebraska’s policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.