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Pathology - Anatomical and Clinical

Program Type:  Military Medical Center

Location:  JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Brooke Army Medical Center 

Accredited:  Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Program Length:  4 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training:  Medical School Graduation

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  Yes

Total Approved Complement:  23

Dedicated research year offered:  No

Medical Student Rotation availability:  4th Year (and Transitional Year Interns)

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH):  No

Program Phone Number:  210-916-5437


Program Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Program Description

The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Pathology Residency is a 4-year training program that aims to prepare U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force physicians for successful board certification and independent practice in anatomic and clinical pathology, and key leadership roles within the military health care system. We accomplish this through broad clinical and administrative experiences and comprehensive didactics. We pride ourselves on fostering a collegial learning environment with an emphasis on interns gaining the necessary tools for success early in training and ensuring that all residents enjoy progressive levels of clinical and teaching responsibility under the supervision and guidance of highly qualified attending physicians. Our facilities are top-notch, clean, well-lit, and spacious, with a large complement of support staff, including two Pathologist Assistants. There is ample opportunity and support for research and other scholarly activities. Our graduates are highly successful with 100% passing the Anatomic Pathology (AP)/Clinical Pathology board certification examination on the first attempt over the last eight years and many going on to complete subspecialty fellowship training. Some ways that our program stands out among other Department of Defense training programs include:

  • Largest and busiest teaching hospital in the DOD with >25K specimens annually
  • Only joint U.S. Army/U.S. Air Force training site
  • Twenty-nine of our 31-faculty trained in subspecialties
  • Active therapeutic apheresis/cellular therapy clinic with three transfusion medicine pathologists
  • Co-located with the Brooke Army Medical Center Burn Unit/U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research and the only DOD Joint Cytopathology Fellowship

Mission, Vision and Aims

Curriculum and Schedules

Scholarly and Professional Development Opportunities

Participating Sites

Applicant Information, Rotation and Interview Opportunities

Teaching Opportunities

Faculty and Mentorship


Contact Us

Pathology Residency Program

Location: Brooke Army Medical Center, 4th Floor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services

Hours of Operation:

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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