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Applying to the Pathology Residency

Application Process

The Department of Pathology participates in the ERAS program for the residency application process. A completed ERAS application includes:

  • Personal Statement
  • Dean's Letter
  • Transcript
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • USMLE scores
  • Photo
  • ECFMG Certification 

Application Requirements

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Baystate's Pathology Residency Program requires:
  • USMLE scores: Score of 210 or higher on Step 1 & 2, with no more than 1 fail/attempt. COMLEX scores are also accepted for DO students.
  • Graduation from Medical School: Must be within the past five (5) years.
  • Clinical Experience: Does not include observership within past two (2) years.
  • Visa: J-1
    H-1B accepted only with:
    • Successfully passed all USMLE steps 1, 2, & 3.
    • approval from Residency Program Director
    • approval from DIO


Virtual Interviewing

Consistent with recommendations from the AAMC and the ACGME, UMMS-Baystate GME programs will conduct interviews virtually for all applicants. The chosen platform is Thalamus.

We are developing the process as well as the schedule for the 2020-2021 interview season, and updates will be published when available.


Kerry Hayes, GME Program Administrator
phone: 413-794-5085