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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Required session attendance: Students will be expected to attend consensus conferences and multidisciplinary conferences as available.
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
Grading Scale: H/E/S/N
Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed
Course equivalency: Does not apply