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Electives - Pathology
Elective Number: 2304
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Robin LeGallo, Hospital Expansion Room 3064,
Duration: Maximum 4 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks
Available: all rotations
A pager is required for this rotation but is not supplied by the department
Report to: Dr. LeGallo
Time to Report: 9:00 am
Place to Report: Hospital Expansion, room 3064
Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 2
Course Description: This elective is designed as a
subinternship for students interested in Surgical Pathology as a
specialty, or alternatively, students who wish to obtain a better
understanding of the examination of surgical and biopsy specimens.
Working closely with the Pathology residents, the student will be
assigned a portion of the specimens received by the Surgical
Pathology Laboratory and will be responsible for the gross
examination and review of the microscopic slides from these
specimens, as well as signing out the cases with the senior staff.
Students with a particular specialty interest, such as gynecologic
pathology, may be assigned a predominance of specimens in that area
of interest. Additionally, if interested, students may spend part of the elective
on the Autopsy Service. From this rotation the student should obtain the
fundamental skills of the gross and microscopic examination of a
variety of specimen types, as well as an understanding of the role of
Surgical Pathology in patient care.