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Surgical Pathology Fellowship

The one-year surgical pathology fellowship located at Evanston Hospital is designed to develop diagnostic expertise in general surgical pathology for either academic or community settings. NorthShore accepts one fellow each year to this freestanding, independent post-graduate program sponsored by the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

The fellowship includes core rotations in general surgical pathology, frozen section and consultations. Elective time is available for focused subspecialty rotations in cytopathology, dermatopathology, hematopathology, molecular genetic pathology and research under the supervision of senior faculty. The scientific environment is particularly well suited for translational research.

Fellow responsibilities include supervision and teaching of residents and medical students, frozen sections, dissection of surgical specimens for microscopic review, workup of consultation cases, and presentations at departmental and interdepartmental clinical conferences (tumor boards).

The fellow will see a wide range of pathology with an emphasis on breast, pancreatic and prostatic specimens. All core rotations are at the Evanston campus and include specimens from Glenbrook, Highland Park and Skokie Hospitals (120,000 specimens).


Applicants must hold an MD degree (or foreign equivalent with ECFMG certification) and be board eligible or certified in Anatomic Pathology or combined AP/CP. Applicants must be eligible for an Illinois medical license.


Stipends are commensurate with the fellow’s level of training.

Application Process

Accepting Applications for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.

Complete and/or provide:

  • Fellowship application (CAP standard application also accepted)
  • Photo
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement that delineates your career plans and includes a brief biography
  • Medical school diploma
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • ECFMG certificate, if applicable
  • Three letters of recommendation (addressed to Dr. William G. Watkin)

Please submit  all documents (electronic preferred) to or mail paper copies to Cori Freking, Residency and Fellowships Program Manager, Evanston Hospital, 2650 Ridge Avenue, Room 1917, Evanston, IL 60201 USA.