LAMP 7150

Anatomic Pathology


Haley Fleckenstein
Course Coordinator

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    *This course will not be offered in the 2021-2022 Academic Year.  Please see LAMP 7116.

    Catalog Description:  This elective offers the opportunity to participate in the Anatomic Pathology Department at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (University Campus). The student will become acquainted with current basic concepts of anatomic pathology, especially in relation to morphological interpretation.

    • The student will participate in the prosection, gross description, microscopic description, and interpretation of surgical pathology specialty lab, surgical pathology gross lab, cytology, and autopsy cases. There will be further opportunities for participation in frozen section procedures. The student may also take part in performance of autopsies and, if desired, perform autopsies themselves under supervision. Based on interest the student may interact with subspecialties like dermatology and radiology. Clinical correlation with pathological findings is stressed.
    • Readings will be suggested after consulting with the student. Literature and surgical pathology textbooks are available in the Pathology Department for student use.
    • The student will attend all conferences in anatomic pathology and may participate in selected relevant interdisciplinary conferences.
    • Students are expected to give a short case based pathology presentation at the end of the rotation.


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    Site Code

    Site Name



    UMMC - Mayo Memorial Building

     Room C459

    Required session attendance:

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm, conference schedule will be discussed.  No night or weekend assignments.

    Direct patient care:  Yes

    Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

    Course Objectives:  By the end of this rotation, students will be able to:

    • recognize how Anatomic Pathology interacts with other specialty areas such as radiology, oncology and surgery;
    • observe sub-specialty sign-out of cases, one-on-one with staff;
    • identify morphologic features of various neoplastic and non-neoplastic entities; and
    • prepare an interesting case for presentation utilizing research and literature search results.

    Graded Components:

    • Regular attendance at worksites and conferences as scheduled;
    • Engagement in conferences and discussions
    • Professionalism in interactions with faculty, residents and staff
    • Quality and delivery of presentation to faculty, residents and staff

    Grading Scale:  H/E/S/N


    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type:  No

    Course equivalency:  N/A

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    Course evaluation:  MedHub