Residency Program


Welcome to the Pathology Residency Program at UTHealth McGovern Medical School!

We are resident focused and accredited for 28 resident positions. We offer limited fellowships, ensuring that residents take ownership of cases and faculty focus on resident training. Faculty have open door policies and encourage residents to seek guidance and discuss cases at any time. In addition, faculty mentors provide resident support and career development, ensuring our graduates secure positions in top fellowship programs.

Our location in the TMC provides access to multiple training institutions and diverse patient populations. Clinical training is provided in a wide variety of settings: academic (Memorial Hermann-TMC), county (LBJ Hospital), outreach laboratory (UTPath), pediatric (Children’s Memorial Hermann), oncology focused (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center), and forensic (Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences). Because of these diverse practice settings, our residents are exposed to a broad spectrum of pathology during training.

Resident education is also supplemented with daily didactics. These didactics are further enhanced by unknown case conferences, journal clubs, grand rounds and multidisciplinary conferences. Furthermore, residents develop teaching skills by leading conferences, as well as by educating rotating medical students.

Additionally, our residents participate in research and leadership activities. Generous funding is provided for travel to meetings and for the publication of manuscripts. As a result, our residents are very active in research and leadership positions within our institutions as well as at the state and national levels.

Our residents receive premium training in a diverse and supportive environment. Explore our website and discover what makes McGovern Medical School a fantastic place to begin your pathology career! Please contact us if we can be of further assistance.

Amer Wahed, MD, FCRPath
Residency Program Director

Amanda Tchakarov, MD
Associate Residency Program Director

Amy Macias
Program Manager


And now for a bit of fun…

Dear Future Resident