Elective Program

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Department: MEPAT-Pathology
Course: 509-General Pathology

Course Director: Christie Jean Finch, M.D.
Course Faculty: Christie Jean Finch, M.D.
Elective Location: BTH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1B,1C,2A,2B,2C,3A,3B,3C,4A,4B,4C
Two Week Periods:
Min. Number of Students: Max:  2
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: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): 5 days/wk; 9 hrs/day Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: 0 Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
Course Description & Learning Objectives:
This elective is designed to provide the learner with introduction to general pathology, including surgical pathology, cytopathology, hematopathology, transfusion medicine and autopsy.

Learning Objectives

-Describe the process involved in surgical and cytopathology assessment of specimens in order to arrive at a diagnosis

-Identify the pertinent clinical and pathologic information needed in the work-up of hematolymphoid specimens

-Describe the major findings in at least one autopsy

Learning Activities
Students can rotate different days on various services:

(daily) - sign-out on surgical pathology, hematopathology, and/or autopsy services

(daily) - sign-out of cytopathology specimens and opportunities to observe fine needle aspiration procedures

(daily) - evaluation and sign-out of intraoperative specimens ("frozen section")

Also: opportunities to participate in additional subspeciality areas of surgical pathology, depending on student interest Standing Meetings & Conferences:

8 - 9 am (daily) - Resident Teaching conferences

12-1pm (Mondays) -- Pathology Grand Rounds

Evaluation Methods
Clinical Performance 80%
Journals 10%
Graded case- based clinical essay 10%

When and Where to report on first day of service:
Ben Taub Tower, Pathology Department , 6th floor, office of Dr. C. Finch, 601Q at 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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