Elective Program

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Department: MEPAT-Pathology
Course: 505-Pediatric Pathology

Course Director: Norma Quintanilla, M.D.
Course Faculty: Karen Wiedemann Eldin, M.D.,Norma Quintanilla, M.D.
Elective Location: TCH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,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: None
Open to US Visiting Students: No
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 an introduction to pediatric diseases with emphasis on surgical and autopsy pathology.

Learning Objectives

-Interpret diagnostic tissue biopsies and surgical resections

-Describe cancer synoptic reporting

-Describe hospital autopsy procedures including Texas state requirements for obtaining autopsy consent and role of autopsy in quality assurance and improvement

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

Evaluation Methods
90% Clinical Performance; 10% Presentation

When and Where to report on first day of service:
Texas Children's Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room AB135 (adjacent to red elevators) contact person is Sue Jackson.
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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