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Electives - Pathology
Elective Number: 2306 (arranged)
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Alejandro Gru, New Hospital Expansion room 3024
Duration: 2 weeks minimum; 4 weeks maximum
Available: all Rotations
Time to Report: 9:00 am
Place to Report: Surgical Pathology; New Hospital Expansion room 3024
Typical Day: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: This elective is designed for the student who has
an interest in dermatology, pathology (particularly surgical pathology), or
dermatopathology. During the course of this elective, the student will actively
participate in all aspects of diagnostic dermatopathology, especially in signout
sessions with the course director and pathology and dermatology residents and
fellows. Case material ranges from common conditions biopsied on an outpatient
basis, to complicated cases originating from the dermatology consultation service
or from pathologists at other institutions. Students will also attend selected
conferences, including Dermatology Grand Rounds and the Melanoma Team Conference.
The MS will also have the chance to participate in the weekly journal club,
cutaneous lymphoma tumor board, and slide discussion symposia.
1) Understand the role of the dermatopathologists in the diagnosis of common dermatologic conditions;
2) be able to recognize and understand how important a clinicopathologic correlation serves to the practice of a pathologist;
3) recognize basic patterns of inflammatory skin disorders;
4) recognize frequent neoplastic conditions on the skin;
5) familiarize themselves
with routine microscopic
descriptions and pathologic terminology used in dermatopathology.