Women's and Perinatal Pathology Fellowship

Advanced training in gynecologic, obstetrical and perinatal pathology is offered in the Women's and Perinatal Division. Included in the one- to two-year program is intensive training in the pathology of benign and malignant gynecologic disorders, trophoblastic neoplasia, teratology, obstetrical complications, and placental diseases.

Fellows are expected to participate in clinical or basic research and teaching.

The division accessions 15,000 surgical specimens and 100 perinatal autopsies annually; 400 new cases of malignancies of the female reproductive organs are diagnosed each year.

Consultation is readily available from experts in all subspecialties in pathology. Facilities are modern, and support services are of excellent quality.

Click here for a list of Women's and Perinatal Pathology Fellow's publications 2018-2020


Applicants must have satisfactorily completed residency training in anatomic pathology and have specific interests in reproductive and gynecologic pathology.

How To Apply

For AY 2025-2026, the Women’s and Perinatal Pathology fellowship program is proudly participating in the Unified Approach and Common Timeline for surgical pathology and subspecialty fellowship recruitment.

We have begun accepting applications, there is no deadline to apply and we will continue accepting applications until we fill all positions. In the summer, information on interviews will be given to selected applicants following review of a complete application. Interviews will begin on August 14, 2023.

For more information on the Surgical Pathology Unified Approach visit: the Association of Pathology Chairs website. This page has the Unified Approach Guidelines for 2025-2026, Code of Conduct, FAQs, and tips for applicants.

Important Dates:

  • August 14, 2023: start of interviews for 2025-2026 positions (All interviews will be virtual)
  • October 2, 2023: First day offers will be made for 2025-2026 positions


  1. CAP Standardized Pathology Fellowship Application.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (must be in date/year format 00/0000).
  3. Personal Statement describing career goals and Women’s and Perinatal pathology interests.
  4. USMLE Steps 1, 2, & 3 Score Report- (Canadian physicians and Doctors of Osteopathy who are eligible for licensure may substitute documentation of successful completion of LMCC/MCCQE and COMLEX examinations, respectively, in lieu of USMLE examinations).
  5. Passport-style photo.
  6. Three Letters of Recommendation (one letter must be from your current program director or department chair).
  7. Copy of MD Degree (International medical graduates only).
  8. Copy of ECFMG Certificate (International medical graduate only).

Fellowship application form and inquiries should be submitted by email to:

Department of Pathology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-732-4699
Fax: 617-278-6934
Email: bwhpathologyfellowships@bwh.harvard.edu

Women’s and Perinatal Pathology Fellowship training is also offered as part of a broader Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program.

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