Resident Eligibility for Pathology

Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to the Pathology residency program at Hartford Hospital:

1. Graduates of medical schools in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)

2. Graduates of colleges of Osteopathic Medicine in the U.S. accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

3. Graduates of medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:

a. Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, or;

b. Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction in which they are training.

4. Fourth year medical students of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the LCME who are accepted into an approved accelerated residency program that has been approved by the appropriate specialty board and accredited by the ACGME.

5. Graduates of medical schools outside the U.S. who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.

a. A Fifth Pathway program is an academic year of supervised clinical education provided by an LCME-accredited medical school to students who meet the following conditions:

i. have completed, in an accredited college or university in the U.S., undergraduate premedical education of the equality acceptable for matriculation in an accredited U.S. medical school;

ii. have studied at a medical school outside the U.S. and Canada, but listed in the World Health Organization Director of Medical Schools;

iii. have completed all of the formal requirements of the foreign medical school except internship and/or social service;

iv. have attained a score satisfactory to the sponsoring medical school on a screening examination, and

v. have passed either the foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical Sciences, Part I and II of the examination of the National Board of Medical Examiners, or Steps 1 and 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

All applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. (have permanent resident status) or obtain a J1 visa, which is the only visa which Hartford Hospital will sponsor.

(Revised/Approved GMEC: March 26, 2015)

Pathology Resident Selection

At Hartford Hospital, the Pathology program selects residents from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities. Hartford Hospital Programs do not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. The Pathology program participates in organized matching programs where available, such as the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

(Revised/Approved GMEC: March 26, 2015)