042.4 Pathology Clerkship
Instructors: Carmen Sarita-Reyes, M.D., Michael O’Brien, M.D., M.P.H. and Staff
Location: Pathology Department, Biosquare 3, 3rd Floor, 670 Albany St., Boston, MA 02118
Direct inquiries to: Dr. Sarita-Reyes email: Carmen.Sarita-Reyes@bmc.org
Telephone: 617 414-5337
Number of Students: Four
Period to be Offered: One month (extensions on an individual basis)
Description of Elective:
This clerkship will provide students with an opportunity to study the relevance of diagnostic pathology to clinical medicine. The student will interact with the residents and senior staff at the Mallory Institute of Pathology, Boston Medical Center. The emphasis in the elective is to provide clinicopathologic correlations using surgical, postmortem and laboratory diagnostic material. In addition to teaching conferences held daily within the department, numerous joint conferences with the clinical services are also available for students to attend. The student will have the opportunity to perform autopsies and examine surgical pathology specimens under close supervision and will be provided with the opportunity to become acquainted with the diagnostic methods performed in the clinical pathology laboratory as well. Reading assignments will be correlated with the most interesting current medical and pathologic problems.
In addition to the above elective, an in-depth study of a specific disease process may be undertaken under the supervision of any member of the Mallory senior staff during a minimum 4-month elective period.
047.4 Forensic Pathology
Instructors: The senior staff of medical examiners at the OCME
Location: Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, 720 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Telephone: 617-267-6767, ext. 228 Contact: Kristine Cavicchi
Number of Students: 1 maximum
Duration of elective: 4 weeks
Period to be Offered: September to May
Description of Elective:
Mornings are spent in the autopsy room observing medical examiners in the investigation and certification of causes and manners of death. The day starts with case distribution conference where histories and autopsy approaches are discussed before assignment to individual pathologists. Afternoons are available for students to work with medical examiners reviewing toxicology and histopathology of older cases. Students will also have the opportunity to spend time with our forensic neuropathologist in our neuropathology lab. In addition, students can observe our medicolegal investigators, forensic odontologist and forensic anthropologist to learn more about the identification process. Later in the afternoon are the daily case discussions (“sign-out” rounds) with senior staff and visiting residents. Students who participated in cases may present them at these meetings.