Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

Next Opening 2026-2027


This one-year fellowship in molecular genetic pathology includes training in all areas of molecular genetic pathology, including molecular oncology (hematolymphoid and solid tumor), infectious diseases, medical genetics, caner predisposition, tissue typing, pharmacogenomics, and cytogenetics. Each year, the laboratories within the Division of Molecular and Genomic Pathology perform approximately 50,000 molecular infectious disease tests, 7,000 genetic screening tests, and over 12,000 molecular oncology tests. The fellow will gain experience in a broad range of state-of-the-art molecular and cytogenetic techniques including nucleic acid extraction, hybridization technologies, FISH, amplification technologies (PCR, RT-PCR, quantitative PCR), capillary electrophoresis, Sanger sequencing, cytogenomic array, methylation array, and next-generation sequencing. Fellows will have significant clinical laboratory responsibilities during the training program, being actively involved in test interpretation and reporting, test development and validation, QA/QC and serving as consultants to clinicians in a variety of disciplines. Molecular oncology rotations include both the clinical Molecular Oncology Laboratory as well as the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology. Fellows will also complete a rotation in basic science genomics to learn about emerging technologies currently used in the research setting. Numerous opportunities for research experience are available within the Department of Pathology, the Department of Human Genetics, and other departments at the University of Michigan.

Applicants must be board-certified or eligible in anatomic and/or clinical pathology or medical genetics.  Prior experience in molecular biology is recommended.  Applicants must be US citizens, legal permanent residents (green card holders) or J1 visa holders.   The University of Michigan accepts degrees from colleges and universities listed on the links below. Candidates must have graduated from a school found on the approved lists, affiliation with a school on the approved list is not sufficient.  

Medical Schools Recognized by University of Michigan

Osteopathic Medical Schools Recognized by University of Michigan


Starting for the 2026-27 academic year, the Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship will be participating in the NRMP Match.  Please see the Association for Molecular Pathology site for more details.

Fellowship applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until available positions are filled.  Applications will be reviewed once ALL required documents listed below are received:  

  • completed fellowship application
  • current CV
  • three letters of recommendation

Applications should be submitted online: Click Here

Letters of recommendation and Questions: Please contact Program Administrator Britney Doulos at

In order to improve the way in which trainees are recruited, our fellowship participates in the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) unified recruitment timeline. Additional information can be found at: Molecular Genetic Pathology Unified Timeline.


The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows”.