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Medical Student Post-Sophomore Fellowship in Pathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital

The Role of Pathology in Contemporary Patient Care and Biomedical Research


Foundational education, hands-on experience, and translational research opportunities using the pathologic basis of disease to inform diagnosis, therapy, prevention, and research.


Year-long learning experience with flexible start date: January 1, April 1 or July 1.


Medical students who have completed their principal clinical experience are preferred. Students at other stages (e.g. post pre-clinical experience) will be considered on an individual basis. Students both with and without a long-term career interest in Pathology are likely to find this Program valuable.


In order to develop a robust understanding of disease mechanisms, the tools and consequences of pathologic diagnosis, and how pathologists collaborate with caregivers, Student Trainees will be exposed to the entire spectrum of anatomic pathology and clinical laboratory services, including advanced molecular diagnostics. Student Trainees will participate—under strict supervision functioning in a learning environment—in intra-operative consultations (frozen sections), autopsies, the evaluation of surgical specimens, body fluid analysis, management of transfusion donors and recipients, clinical laboratory activities, and participation in teaching and service conferences.

Student Trainees will rotate through core general services and will also experience several of the sub-specialty services with an opportunity to focus their educational activities on areas of particular interest. A typical program will involve 6 months of Anatomic Pathology, and 3 months of Clinical Pathology (Laboratory Medicine), including a rotation in Molecular Diagnostics. Objectives will be outlined for each training block, and written feedback to the student provided at the completion of their experience.

Student Trainees will have a three-month opportunity for a clinical-translational research project to be pursued with a BWH Pathology faculty mentor. The Student Trainees will also have the opportunity to present their work at a national pathology meeting (e.g., USCAP, ACLPS), sponsored by the BWH Department of Pathology.

Living Stipend for Student Trainees: TBD

Current Fellows


Adam Lechner
University of Missouri School of Medicine

Jihane ("Jiji") Oufattole
University of Missouri School of Medicine

Previous Fellows


Madeline ("Maddie") Sauer, University of Missouri School of Medicine
Current status: 3rd-year medical student at University of Missouri School of Medicine


Pinak Joshi, St. George's University School of Medicine
Current status: MBA candidate, Quantic School of Business and Technology


Sneha Gupta, West Virginia University School of Medicine
Current status: Resident in combined Medicine-Neurology at Johns Hopkins University


Kolin M. Meehan, West Virginia University School of Medicine
Current status: Internal Medicine Resident at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Holiday, FL


Saagar Jadeja, MD, Drexel University
Current status: Dermatology Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Iny Jhun, MD, Harvard Medical School
Current status: Pathology Residency at Stanford School of Medicine


Aaron Cohen, MD, Harvard Medical School
Current status: Cardiology Fellow at U. Mass. Medical Center (following Internal Medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital)


Kavita Goyal, MD, Drexel University
Current status: Dermatologist in Silver Springs. MD, affiliated with George Washington University (after Residency at University of Minnesota)


Jonathan Lee, MD, Harvard Medical School
Current status: Dermatology Faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital (following Dermatology Residency at University of Pittsburgh and Fellowship at the Harvard Combined Dermatopathology Fellowship)

Matthew Torre, MD, Harvard Medical School
Current status: Junior Faculty in Neuropathology at Brigham and Women's Hospital (following Neuropathology Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital)

Application Process

Applicants should have a strong interest in academic medicine, and an excellent fund of clinical knowledge. Applications should include:

  • statement of interest
  • a letter of recommendation from a clinical mentor who can speak to the student’s interests in academic medicine
  • a CV, including USMLE Step I and pre-clinical grades.

Application Deadlines

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis up to 2 months prior to the proposed start date; interviews will likewise occur on a rolling basis.

Complete applications should be sent to Dr. Richard Mitchell, c/o Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115;


Rick Mitchell, BWH Pathology

APC Website

Please also visit the Opportunities in Pathology for Students page of the Association of Pathology Chairs website for a comprehensive listing of national opportunities for medical students in academic pathology departments.


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