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Department: MEPAT-Pathology
Course: 203-Molecular Genetic Pathology TCH - 2 Week

Course Director: Kevin Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.
Course Faculty: Angshumoy Roy, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.,Adekunle Michael Adesina, M.D.,Phung, Thuy, M.D., Ph.D.,Jyotinder Punia, M.D.,Kevin Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.,Dolores H. Lopez-Terrada, M.D., Ph.D.
Elective Location: TCH
Elective Offered Terms:
Two Week Periods:
Min. Number of Students:   Max:  0
Elective Type: Clinical
Matriculating prior to fall 20154
Matriculating fall 2015 and beyond2
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: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): 5 days/week, 9 hours/day Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
Course Description & Learning Objectives:

This is a new course for Fall 2022.

Course Description

With the advent of "precision medicine," molecular genetics is increasingly being incorporated into everyday clinical practice. It is important for future clinicians to have a working understanding of the uses of various molecular genetic techniques as well as pitfalls in their interpretation. Molecular Genetic Pathology is a pathology subspecialty that encompasses the study, design, application, and validation of molecular techniques to the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of patients. Medical students will collaboratively participate in daily sign-out of clinical molecular diagnostic tests with faculty, residents/fellows, and laboratory staff. They will attend and actively participate in required weekly laboratory and didactic conferences.

Learning Objectives

List various nucleic acid-based molecular diagnostic assays relevant to human disease
Explain how relevant clinical/family history and previous pathology testing results inform the interpretation of molecular genetic results
Interact effectively and appropriately with medical technologists and other laboratory personnel

Learning Activities

Evaluation Methods

Clinical performance: 90%
Oral presentation: 10% (completion grade)

Grading scale: H, HP, P, MP, F

Students will work closely with faculty, fellows, residents, and laboratory staff. The required evaluation forms are completed based on consensus of those who worked closely with the student. Students will also be required to give an 10-15 min oral presentation to the faculty and staff during the rotation. Topics may include but are not limited to an interesting clinical case, molecular application or technique, journal or review article summary, or some other molecular topic.

When and Where to report on first day of service:
TCH, Feigin Tower 9th floor, Pathology Dept. Sue Jackson sajackso@texaschildrens.org
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; sajackso@texaschildrens.org
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