Elective Program

Print This Page
Department: MEPAT-Pathology
Course: 201-Breast Pathology - 2 week

Course Director: Kristine McCluskey, Ed.D, MHS PA (ASCP)
Course Faculty: Kristine McCluskey, Ed.D, MHS PA (ASCP),Sagar Dhamne, M.B.B.S.
Elective Location: BSL,BTH
Elective Offered Terms:
Two Week Periods: 13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22
Min. Number of Students:   Max:  1
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 course is only offered in the Spring semesters.

Course Description

This elective is designed to provide the learner with an introduction to general breast pathology and breast specimen processing including final diagnostic procedures. The student will encounter both microscopic and macroscopic recognition of disease by participating in the evaluation of breast surgical pathology specimens including intraoperative gross consultation, permanent selection and observe final microscopic diagnosis. In addition to the clinical experience, the student will participate in didactic training along with residents weekly. Depending on scheduling, the student will have the opportunity to attend the monthly didactic comprehensive review and tumor board.

Learning Objectives

-Describe normal and abnormal microscopic and macroscopic breast anatomy
-List the steps in the pathologic evaluation of breast specimens leading to the final diagnosis
-Explain the integral role of pathology as a member of the multidisciplinary team treating patients afflicted with breast disease

Learning Activities

Mondays:breast specimen didactic conference 1:30 pm, initial orientation to the breast pathology service, case study and overview of disease processes
Tuesdays: intraoperative consults, grossing process, breast sign out
Wednesdays: intraoperative consults, grossing process, breast sign out
Thursday: intraoperative consults, grossing process, breast sign out
Friday: intraoperative consults, grossing process, breast sign out, comprehensive monthly review

Evaluation Methods

100% clinical performance

When and Where to report on first day of service:
Ben Taub General Hospital Towers 7th floor
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
Next course Previous course    Back to Pathology
Return to Elective Course Types