Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
The student will participate directly in the daily work of surgical pathology and cytology in the laboratory in a Pathologist Assistant-preceptor role. This course will also give the student an introduction to Clinical Pathology and will cover all areas of clinical laboratory including hematology, immunohematology (blood bank), serology, microbiology, chemistry, and laboratory administration.
General Pathology & Nuclear Medicine
The student will be given an opportunity to actively participate in the general practice of both anatomic and clinical pathology in a community setting along with general nuclear medicine. Intra-departmental rotations will include surgical pathology, autopsy, cytopathology, clinical chemistry, blood bank, microbiology and medical microscopy. A complete array of in vivo clinical imaging procedures will be available, including nuclear cardiology and planar and tomographic SPECT studies. There will be an opportunity to gain experience in clinical thyroidology, primarily comprised of therapy and management of hyperthyroidism.
This elective is specifically offered for those students who have further plans of a career or interest in Neurosciences or Pathology. During this time, the student will be able to learn fundamentals of neuropathology. The student will review surgical as well as autopsy materials of interest, participation in a weekly brain cutting conference will enable the student to improve basic neuroanatomy and appreciate clinical correlation. For those electing 8 weeks, basic electron microscopy and an opportunity to learn muscle pathology and enzyme histochemistry can be arranged. Also, for the ambitious individuals, work from collected previous surgical or autopsy material can result in a publication of a paper and/or paper presentation in a national meeting.