Electives - Pathology
Elective Number: 2305
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Maria-Beatriz S. Lopes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Evaluation should be given to: Dr. Lopes
Duration: Maximum 4 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks
1-4, 6-12, 13a & 14 (Class of 2019)
A pager is required but will not be provided.
Report to: Dr. Lopes
Time to Report: 8:00 am
Place to Report: HEP 3rd floor, room 3060
Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
- Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student
Affairs and the Attending on Service.
- Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between
November 1 and February 1.
- Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: Students participate in the conferences
and in the diagnostic service of the Division of Neuropathology,
which includes the examination of brain smears, frozen sections and
permanent sections of neurosurgical specimens and the gross and
microscopic examination of brains obtained from the autopsy material
in the Department.
Students essentially function as residents in
studying at first hand the neuropathological material under the
guidance and supervision of a faculty member, and participate in the
regular weekly microscopic conference in which current
neuropathological material and consultation case material submitted
from outside centers are reviewed and discussed.
in clinicopathologic correlation and/or experimental neuropathology
may be possible during this rotation by pre-arrangement.
- To be familiar with the fundamental principles of neuropathologic surgical
specimens examination and diagnosis
- To perform adequate gross examination
of surgical neuropathologic specimens
- To know the major classes of primary
CNS tumors recognized by the current WHO classification scheme
- To know
and apply current WHO grading criteria for gliomas
- To understand and
explain the rationale for 1p/19q, IDH-1, MGMT, and EGFR testing in gliomas
know and apply current WHO grading criteria for meningiomas
- To describe
the differential diagnosis for a ring-enhancing mass in the brain (include
at least six different entities)
- To recognize the main lesions involving
the pituitary and sellar region
- To understand the complete histological
and immunohistochemical workup of a pituitary adenoma
- To describe the
histological features of normal skeletal muscle and nerve
- To distinguish
myopathic features from neuropathic features on a skeletal muscle biopsy
describe the anatomical and histological features of normal eye
- To review
the basics of neuroanatomy to be able to accompany a brain cutting session
perform a gross examination of the brain and spinal cord
- To describe
the major gross neuropathological findings in common disorders
- To recognize
the major histological characteristics of various brain regions and cord
- To recognize the major histopathological
processes in common neurologic disorders
in an autopsy brain
and hemorrhages, Alzheimer’s disease