Surgical Pathology Fellowship

Our one-year program combines in-depth, high-level training in various subspecialties of surgical pathology.

The Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is fully accredited by the Texas Medical Board.

Our primary training facility's case volume is nearly 57,000 annually and represents a broad spectrum of pathology case types.

We accept one fellow each year.


The emphasis of the program is on progressive independence in case management. This includes gross examination, intraoperative consultation, microscopic diagnosis, as well as ancillary and molecular testing, resulting in a complete diagnostic report on complex cases.


Our program is structured similarly to that of a staff pathologist. Fellows are scheduled within the attending rotation schedule each month. The goal of this fellowship is to provide the fellow with the closest experience to being a staff pathologist as possible.

Responsibilities include:

  • Frozen sections
  • General surgical pathology sign-out, which includes:
    • Breast
    • GYN
    • GI/liver
    • Transplant
    • Consults
    • Cytology
    • Neuropathology frozen section
    • Outpatient biopsies

Scholarly Activity

Fellows are expected to:

  • Participate in the education of rotating residents and medical students as well as evaluate their performance
  • Attend and present cases to the faculty and staff at a daily consensus conference
  • Attend and present at didactic sessions and journal club meetings
  • Participate in the QA Committee and complete a QA Project
  • Attend and present cases at subspecialty tumor boards and MDTs

We strongly encourage fellows to participate in a research project with abstract and presentation at a national meeting.


Fellows are on call for one week every six to eight weeks. Call primarily includes transplant donor biopsies.

Fellows are expected to attend the following conferences:

  • Weekly didactic conference
  • Daily liver conference
  • Monthly GI/liver conference
  • Subspecialty tumor board conferences
  • Monthly morbidity and mortality conference
  • Daily interesting case/consensus conference
  • Frozen section conference
  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals"

    Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 115-acre campus with 915 beds, a Level I trauma center and nationally ranked specialty services.

How to Apply

We use the standardized application for pathology fellowships from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Residents Forum.

Applications are accepted from September to December two years before the start of the fellowship. 

Download application

Please email application and supporting documents to Lisa Hines, Program Administrator.

Application Requirements

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Completed CAP Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation on institutional letterhead
  • USMLE transcript
  • Medical school transcript

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Lisa Hines
Program Administrator
Phone: 214.820.3772

Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center
Roberts Hospitals, Suite 1013
3500 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75246

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Dallas

Dallas provides access to metropolitan entertainment and culture while maintaining the lowest cost of living among the top 10 largest U.S. cities.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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