Each course is four weeks in length, 44 hours per week.
To provide students with the opportunity to be exposed to current issued in pathobiology, including ovarian cancer biology, advanced cell signaling and tumor genetics.
To teach the basic principles of investigative work with emphasis on:
The student will conduct investigative work in human or experimental pathology under the supervision of the senior investigator. These studies will use primarily morphologic and biochemical techniques with human materials or disease models pertaining to inflammation, degeneration, neoplasia, immunopathology, reproductive biology and pathology, pulmonary pathobiology, or metabolic disorders.
To strengthen students in the areas of anatomical pathology relevant to the practice of Pathology. The student will perform autopsies and examine surgical specimens under supervision. The student is expected to attend all Pathology conferences and the Mortality and Morbidity conferences. Particular attention will be given to clinico-pathological correlation.
To provide experience regarding the practice of Pathology for those students considering a career in Pathology. Partial credit for certain specialty boards may be obtained for this elective. This program is flexibly designed to accommodate students wishing to have an elective in a subspecialty of either Anatomical or Clinical Pathology. He/she will be expected to attend all Pathology Conferences. Particular attention will be given to clinico-pathological correlation relating to the desired subspecialty. This program is offered at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and is flexibly designed to accommodate students wishing to have an elective in a subspecialty of either Anatomical or Clinical Pathology. The student will be expected to become familiar with laboratory testing techniques, but clinico-pathological correlation with current case material will be stressed. The student will be expected to attend all Pathology Conferences.
Introduces students to the principles used by the cytopathologist to recognize normal and abnormal biologic rocesses (hormonal states, infectious diseases, neoplasia) through the examination of cellular specimens obtained from a variety of body sites. Major emphasis will be placed on clinical-cytologic correlations. Students will review selected cytologic specimens during regular "sign-out" sessions.
Acquaints the student with appropriate technical and interpretative laboratory information important to the practice of medicine. Current economic emphasis places even greater importance on the proper use of the laboratory by the physician. The student will participate under supervision in several areas of the Clinical Laboratory (of his/her choice such as clinical chemistry, microbiology, hematology, etc.). The student will have the opportunity to work closely with the senior and resident staff. Major concentration will be on appropriate interpretative laboratory tests. The student will be expected to attend pathology conferences.
To teach the basic principles:
The student will assist with autopsies on the bodies of persons dead from suicide, accident and natural disease, by performing dissections and medical chart review under the supervision of staff pathologists, review pertinent medical literature for selected cases, accompany staff during testimony under oath at criminal and civil trials and at depositions, accompany staff during death scene investigations (evening and night call-out optional), participate in departmental conferences (a working case conference thrice weekly, a pending (cause-of-death opinion deferred to further study) case conference weekly, a photo review conference weekly, and a fixed brain and heart cutting conference weekly), investigate deaths referred for approval of cremation and shipment out-of-state by evaluating death certificates prepared by private physicians and performing telephone follow-up, present an informal talk on a topic of personal interest related to autopsy pathology or anatomy for extra credit.