Course Detail
2.0 - 8.0
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Recommended Prerequisite: Medical students only.
This course is offered at two sites: University Hospital and VAMC. The course is designed to provide introductory experience to the medical student interested in pursuing pathology as a career or another specialty such as surgery which relies heavily on interrelationships with anatomic pathologists. The student will have exposure to the processing of tissue specimens in surgical pathology, intraoperative consultations, microscopic examination of specimens, histology laboratory preparation of slides, and autopsy pathology. The student will work most closely with the residents on surgical pathology and autopsy services and will be able to participate in activities of the anatomic pathology laboratory with supervision of the resident(s), pathologists assistant(s), and/or staff pathologist(s). No paper or formal presentation is required. A maximum of one student at each institution is policy.