Interested students are invited to join our team for an indepth exposure to how surgically-removed tissue gets from the Operating Suite to a final microscopical pathologic diagnosis. Because Gynecologic Pathology is a very active service, there is ample opportunity for "hands-on" exposure and students will assume the role of a closely supervised sub-intern. Under supervision, students will participate in "grossing" describing specimens and making selected cutting for preparation of H&E-stained slides. Next in the sequence, students will organize the slides and worksheets and preview their cases at the microscope, trying to generate diagnoses with the Fellow. Finally, students will review their cases at the microscope with the Attending. The rotation includes a tour of the Frozen Section Facility (Annenberg 7), where students will participate in making an intra-operative pathologic diagnosis. All students are invited. The elective is especially useful for those contemplating: surgery/surgical specialties, radiology, pathology, obstetrics/gynecology, academic medicine.
Gain an appreciation of the process involved in arriving at the final pathologic diagnosis:
1) How gross specimens are handled
2) Differential diagnosis
3) Final microscopical diagnosis
Description: The purpose of this elective is to provide students with an introduction to the diagnosis of skin diseases via microscopic examination. This rotation is best suited for students applying for residencies in Dermatology and Pathology, who already have some background in one of these disciplines.
This is a highly intensive pathology rotation – students can expect to spend 4-6 hours daily in group microscope sessions starting at 6 a.m. Signouts are held at multiheaded scopes and typically continue until noon and occasionally later. During the afternoon, we provide an online lecture series that students can view and we encourage students to spend time reviewing study sets and atlases on their own. Students will participate in academic activities in the Dermatology department, including Grand Rounds and resident educational lectures. Students who are successful in this rotation need to be highly motivated to study the material independently.
Our service is very busy and our working sessions are extremely fast paced. While we have a wealth of cases to learn from, students without a strong fundamental knowledge of basic histology and dermatology can find the pace daunting.
Students also need to be aware that this is a rotation in Dermatopathology and not Dermatology. Students who are specifically interested in a clinical rotation are encouraged to seek a rotation in a Dermatology department. There is no formal clinical component in this rotation.
*** The elective is open to foreign (foreign applicants must go through Jenneath Persaud) and domestic students (through VSAS) applying for residencies in Dermatology and Pathology, who already have some background in one of these disciplines.
This course is designed to demonstrate how the basic concepts covered in 2nd-year Gastroenterology are applied to the clinical practice of surgical pathology. The student will have daily one-on-one contact with specialist GI pathologists and will participate both in the microscopic evaluation of biopsies and in macroscopic evaluation and processing of surgical specimens. The gamut of adult GI diseases will be covered, including upper and lower GI cancers, benign and malignant polyps, polyposis syndromes, Barrett esophagus, IBD, and motility and diarrheal disorders. Emphasis will be placed on the role of pathology in clinical decision-making and the importance of correlating endoscopic, gross, radiologic and microscopic findings.
Objectives: At the completion of this course, the student 1) will be familiar with the macroscopic characteristics of various GI diseases as observed endoscopically and after surgery, 2) will be able to recognize normal and abnormal microscopic appearances of biopsies throughout the GI tract and their disease correlates, 3) will understand the criteria and rationale for various types of endoscopic and surgical intervention, and 4) will appreciate the various ways in which pathologists, gastroenterologists and surgeons interact in the management of patients with GI disorders.
Students will begin this elective with an introduction to the steps of processing a renal biopsy and will then be introduced to native and transplant biopsies in small group microscopic sessions. Students will learn to recognize the different abnormalities in renal pathology specimens and will also learn the importance and how to evaluate immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. Finally, students will attend interdepartmental renal conferences where they will learn the importance of communication between nephrologists and pathologists in the diagnosis of renal diseases.
1. To understand the role of Renal Pathology in the management of patients with renal disease; 2. To be able to define the major types of native and transplant renal diseases; 3. To be able to correlate pathology findings with clinical symptoms.