The department has on-site, advanced molecular biology, cell and tissue culture laboratories, electron microscopy and image analysis workstations, (as well as advanced immunology research laboratories). Residents have access to electron microscopy laboratories and to special immunocytochemical laboratories located in Howard Hall and the Medical School Teaching Facility (MSTF).

The Department of Pathology occupies expanding laboratories in the University of Maryland Affiliated Hospitals. The laboratories of the University of Maryland Medical Center and the Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center evaluate 20,000 surgical and 17,000 cytology specimens annually, and perform 250 autopsies and 2,500,0000 clinical laboratory tests per year.

In addition, 3,300 forensic cases are seen in the Medical Examiner's Office adjacent to the University Hospital complex. The Health Sciences Library has more than 200,000 bound volumes and receives more than 3,500 journals.


Baltimore, the eleventh largest city in the U.S., is located on the western shore of Maryland at the northern extent of the Chesapeake Bay, a famous site for fishing, sailing and swimming. The Baltimore-Washington area has a great variety of universities, colleges and medical centers. Baltimore itself offers many galleries and museums, a symphony orchestra, professional athletic teams of championship caliber in several sports, a variety of theaters, and other cultural advantages of a large metropolitan area.