Application Information

Applying To Our Program

We begin accepting applications in September of each year and conduct interviews from mid-October through January of the following year. Please note that all application information must be submitted through ERAS and cannot be accepted via electronic or traditional mail.

Our application deadline is December 1st for training beginning on July 1st of the following year.

We typically accept five PGY-1 residents into our program each year and interview between 50 and 60 candidates during our recruitment period.


Applicant selection criteria:

Every application we receive is reviewed by our selection committee. The most competitive applicants to our program are generally recent or upcoming graduates with a demonstrated interest in Pathology, excellent letters of recommendation, and strong USMLE scores. Because we take a holistic approach to candidate selection, we do not have a cutoff for Step scores. However, the average Step 1 and Step 2 scores for the candidates interviewed during the 2015-2016 recruitment season were 237 and 244 respectively.  


Information for all applicants:

All candidates must be eligible to obtain an Indiana State Medical License prior to the program start date. Information about Indiana medical licensing requirements can be found at:


Additional information for IMG applicants:

Competitive IMG candidates will also meet the criteria listed below:

  • If not a US citizen or permanent US resident, must be eligible to receive a J1 visa or be able to provide verification of valid US work-authorization status
  • A medical school graduation date within 7 years of the time of application
  • Must be fluent in speaking, writing, and understanding the English language
  • Preferably have obtained a graduate degree from the U.S. or Canada
  • Preferably have “hands on” clinical experience in the U.S. or Canada


Please feel free to contact our Residency Coordinator with any additional questions about our application or selection processes.


Jennifer Deppen

Residency Program Coordinator

(317) 274-2476


Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Administration Office | Van Nuys Medical Science Building | 635 Barnhill Drive, room A-128 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 Indiana University Health Pathology Laboratory: 350 W. 11th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202