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Anatomic Pathology Residency/PhD Program

Anatomic Pathology Training Program Coordinator: Ryan Jennings, DVM, Ph.D, Diplomate ACVP (Anatomic Pathology)

As part of the most comprehensive health sciences center in America, the Department of Veterinary Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University offers outstanding training opportunities for students whose career goals include specialty education in veterinary anatomic pathology and graduate education in Comparative Biomedical Sciences leading to a PhD. The objective of the anatomic pathology residency is to provide trainees with experience in the autopsy, surgical pathology and clinical pathology laboratories. Research training for anatomic pathology residents is designed to provide experience with molecular biology, virology, oncology, biochemistry, immunohistochemistry, gnotobiology, cell culture, and quantitative histomorphometry in investigation of the pathogenesis of disease.


Pathology training utilizes laboratories at Ohio State University which support autopsy, surgical pathology, and clinical pathology services for the large caseload in the Veterinary Medical Center, regional practitioners, the Columbus Zoo, the Capital Area Humane Society, and the University Comparative Pathology & Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource which provides diagnostic pathology support to the University Laboratory Animal Resources and investigators utilizing animal models of disease with an emphasis on genetically modified mice. Characterization of genetically-modified mice is supported by an NIH training grant and draws upon submissions to the Phenotyping Shared Resource. Trainees also interact with Ohio Department of Agriculture pathologists. Research opportunities for PhD training are diverse, ranging from the study of infectious disease to oncology and drug discovery, and include basic, comparative, and translational work both within the college and with funded collaborative partners throughout the OSU health sciences community and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Tuition & Stipend

  • Stipends begin at $35,004
  • A $1,000 bonus is applied toward the cost of educational supplies
  • Tuition is provided ($14,910/resident or $41,750/non-resident per year)
  • The university pays 85% (approximately $2819/year) of the cost of student health insurance

Applications for position(s) to commence summer 2023 will be due by October 16th, 2022. 

Application Checklist

  • DVM from an AVMA-accredited institution is preferred
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of career goals
  • Three letters of reference
  • Copies of GRE scores  (if available) and academic transcripts (undergrad and DVM/VMD) with class rank
  • English proficiency minimum requirements for International students from non-English speaking countries

Upon acceptance into the Combined Anatomic Pathology Residency/PhD Program, applicants will then be asked to complete an OSU Graduate School Application and a background check.

For More Information, Please Contact:

Education Program Coordinator
1925 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1093
Phone: (614) 292-2377
Fax: (614) 292-6473