Pre-clinical Student Fellowship (Post-Sophomore Fellowship)

The University Of Toledo College Of Medicine Pre-Clinical Student Fellowship Program in Pathology is a one-year graduate certificate program that provides post-second year medical students with an opportunity to engage in an in-depth study of the pathogenesis of disease prior to beginning their third year of medical school. Student fellows rotate through surgical pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy, as well as elective rotations that may be in a variety of specialty pathology fields or in research.  Our student fellows function much as first-year residents in pathology, including participation in and presentation at various interdisciplinary conferences, pursuit of a research project during the year, and presenting their research at our annual Goldblatt Day scientific symposium.

During this year, the students will:

  1. Integrate basic science principles with the clinical sciences through participation in the autopsy, surgical pathology sessions.
  2. Solidify previously learned concepts pertaining to disease mechanisms by teaching other medical students and presenting at conferences.
  3. Investigate new frontiers in medicines through research and elective experiences.

This experience is excellent preparation for the clinical years of medical school.  Our graduates excel at their subsequent studies and in their residencies in pathology or in other (often highly competitive) specialties.  Graduates of our program have risen to be Chairs or Division Chiefs of major academic departments.


Medical students in good academic standing who have completed the first two years of an LCME-accredited medical school curriculum and have sat for USMLE Step 1.


July 1 to June 30


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Last Updated: 6/27/22