Application Process

Application Process

In addition to the program policies and the GME policies, Pathology residents are subject to, and required to be familiar with, and comply with all University, hospital and department policies and procedures including, but not limited to, computer use, HIPPA, Compliance, Blood Borne Pathogens, Institutional Review Board, Animal Use, and Sexual Harassment policies.

Our institution does not offer PGY1 positions outside the match.

Resident Recruitment

Screening Process

The Program Director, Chief Resident and members of the appointed committee review all applications that meet program and institutional requirements in order to determine candidate interviews.  Our interviews typically take place in October, November and December on Monday and Friday of predetermined dates. The screening, eligibility, and selection process includes, but is not limited to the criteria listed below:

  1. Graduates of United States and Canadian Medical Schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  2. Graduates of colleges of Osteopathic Medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  3. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who have all of the following:
    • A current Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate.
    • Permanent U.S. residency, U.S. citizenship, J-1 visa, or valid EAD.
    • Excellent written and spoken English language skills.
  4. Applicants for PGY-1 positions must have medical training as above and have passed USMLE parts 1 and 2 or its equivalent (see institutional policy on eligibility).
  5. Prior to beginning residency training, each house staff physician must possess either a Nebraska temporary educational permit or a permanent Nebraska medical license.


USMLE scores should be a 200 or above on Step I, and a 215 or above on Step II with both components of Step II (CK and CS) passed on the first attempt.

We accept all ECFMG pathways for Step 2 CS.​

If the applicant does not meet the minimum criteria, the application may be rejected.


  1. The pathology department residents and faculty will select from among eligible applicants and will rank them based on each applicant’s communication skills, professionalism, and academic credentials without regard to race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
  2. All 1st year applicants will be selected through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
  3. All candidates must submit a complete application, including necessary supporting documents required through ERAS, and must interview with departmental residents and faculty. All applicants for 1st year positions must submit an application through ERAS.
  4. Applicants are ranked numerically based on their interview.  A review of all candidate applications is performed by the Program Director, Chief Resident, Coordinator, and committee members.  At that time, we determine who to rank and in what order.  The results of the rank list are kept confidential.