Criteria for Resident Selection

Criteria for Resident Selection

The criteria for resident selection in our program are as follows:

  • Resident candidates must have graduated from an accredited medical school within the last seven years.
  • Resident candidates must have passed both USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 or its equivalent.  There is no minimum score.  It is preferred, but not required that all of USMLE Step 1 and 2’s or its equivalent are completed and scores available prior to interviewing with us, however, all parts of Step 1 and 2 or its equivalent must be passed before the rank list deadline.  USMLE Step 3 must be taken within 12 months and passed within 18 months of training if not already completed prior to start of training.  
  • International Medical graduates should have 2 months of clinical experience in an approved academic medical center in the United States.  The Program Director determines what acceptable clinical experience is.
  • Applicants who are not citizens of the United States must possess or be eligible for one of the following:
    • J1 Clinical Visa
    • Valid Employment Authorization Document
    • Valid Permanent Resident Card.
  • Resident candidates must submit documentation (application, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, Dean’s letter, ECFMG status, USMLE scores, transcript, personal statement and picture) through ERAS by November 1 for review by the Selection Committee.  The start date for resident training is July 1 of the following year.

Each candidate is assessed on the strength of their application and credentials.  Final determinations of acceptability of credentials are made by the Program Director.

All resident selection must be made without unlawful discrimination in terms of age, color, disability status, national origin, race, religion or sex in keeping with University of Louisville standards as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications must be completed and submitted by November 1. The start date for resident training is July 1 of the following year.

For further information regarding the residency program, please refer to the Graduate Medical Education website.

For more information regarding the Pathology Residency Program, please contact:
Latosha Cowherd
Coordinator, Residency Program
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Louisville, School of Medicine
Louisville, KY 40202
E-mail:
Phone: (502) 852-8203