Elective Program

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Department: MEPAT-Pathology
Course: 510-Anatomical Pathology

Course Director: Syeling Lai
Course Faculty: Syeling Lai
Elective Location: VAMC
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1B,1C,2A,2B,2C,3A,3B,3C,4A,4B,4C
Two Week Periods:
Min. Number of Students: Max:  1
Elective Type: Clinical
Matriculating prior to fall 20158
Matriculating fall 2015 and beyond4
Pre-requisites: Medicine or Pediatrics or Psychiatry or Surgery or OBGYN or Family/Community Medicine or Neurology
Open to US Visiting Students: Yes
Open to International Visiting Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): 5 days/wk; 9 hrs/day Inpatient Ward: 0
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations: 0
Number on-call nights: 0 Outpatient clinics: 0
Weekends: No Surgery: 0
    Laboratory 0
  Didactic: 0
  Other: 0
Course Description & Learning Objectives:
This elective is designed to provide the learner with an introduction to anatomical pathology in order to increase understanding of the pathogenesis of diseases and the pathologist's role in establishment of diagnoses.

Learning Objectives

-Describe the role of frozen section in intraoperative management of patients

-Describe the morphology and list different pathologic diagnoses in common diseases during surgical pathology and cytopathology sign-out

-Explain basic techniques in specimen grossing and sectioning of common large resection specimens

Learning Activities
Students will rotate different days on various anatomic pathology services, including surgical pathology, cytopathology and/or autopsy services.

Evaluation Methods
100% Clinical performance

When and Where to report on first day of service:
VAMC Pathology Department, 8 am
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Yvetter Boney
Contact Phone: 713-798-5490
Contact Fax: 713-798-3665
Contact Location: One Baylor Plaza Houston TX 77030 Pathology Dept 213B MS: BCM315
Email: yboney@bcm.edu
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