Our primary objective is to prepare students for their clinical years, scholarly achievement, and beyond. Instructors in the Pathology Department combine key aspects of pathobiology and applied pathology practice and integrate them into a dynamic curriculum that includes disease mechanisms and processes, organ system pathology, and diagnostic medicine and therapeutic pathology.  Pathology is a significant part of all 7 pre-clerkship modules of the USU medical school curriculum, where the majority of the teaching is in the laboratory setting.  The pathology curriculum is interdisciplinary and  taught in innovative manner using integrated small group sessions, Team-Based-Learning, as well as lectures.

In addition to training medical students for well-rounded careers in the federal health services, we also instruct graduate students via advanced courses, laboratory rotations, and intensive laboratory experiences leading to doctoral degrees.



Rotations in pathology for medical students can be scheduled at any of our larger medical centers with our students participating in pathology rotations not only across America, but in Europe as well.  Custom rotations can be designed for fourth year students.


Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, VA
Madigan Army Medical Center, WA
Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA
San Antonio Military Medical Center, TX
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center - Bethesda, MD