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Pennsylvania Hospital (Pennsy) is the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush, and has a long history of excellence in clinical care. Since the 1990s, Pennsy has been a part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Several residency programs are offered, independent of those offered at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology ResidencyEdit

Two positions for combined AP/CP residency are available each year.

Program director: John Brooks, MD

Contact: Annamarie McClain,

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Quoted from pathology forum. Posted by Ombret on 3/21/11:

"I am a resident at another program in Philly, but have rotated at Pennsy and can't say enough good things about it.
"The department has six faculty members, all of whom are excellent surgical pathologists. Dr. Brooks, the chair, is a well-known consultant in soft tissue pathology. There are two new AP/CP residents per year, two SP fellows, and one soft tissue/bone fellow. The fellowship is not very service-intensive, but you will get exposure to lots of great material (including an unusually large amount of soft tissue/bone pathology). The group has a "private practice" atmosphere with many of the benefits of being in an academic center, including material and resources for research.
"My understanding is that Penn is able to sponsor H1B visas relatively easily."[1]

Surgical Pathology FellowshipEdit

Two positions are available each year. The two fellows gain exposure to all aspects of surgical pathology. For six months, duties involve primarily frozen section and review of current cases for interdepartmental conference presentation. The remaining time is spent rotating through surgical pathology services of interest. Additionally, up to three months may be scheduled as electives, including various services at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

One position is currently open for 2011-2012; applications are welcome.

Program director: John Brooks, MD

Contact: Annamarie McClain,

Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology FellowshipEdit

Each year, one position is available for a fellowship with John S.J (Jack) Brooks, MD, FRCP, devoted to research and diagnostic training in soft tissue and bone pathology. Pennsy has a large orthopedic service including two active orthopedic oncologists; additionally, approximately 300 cases are reviewed in consultation each year.

Contact: Annamarie McClain,


  1. Pathology Forum Post by Ombret on 3/21/11

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