042.4 Pathology Clerkship
Instructors: Carmen Sarita-Reyes, M.D. and Anatomical and Clinical Pathology Staff
Location: Pathology Department, Biosquare 3, 3rd Floor, Room 310, 670 Albany St., Boston, MA 02118
Direct inquiries to: Mark Uva email: email@example.com
Telephone: 617 414-5314
Number of Students: Four
Period to be Offered: One month
Description of Elective:
This elective will expose the 4th year Boston University medical student to the fields of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology including Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Hematopathology and Laboratory Medicine.
The Surgical Pathology East Newton Campus and Harrison Avenue Campus rotations, with a duration of two weeks (one week each campus rotation), are held in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston Medical Center. Responsibilities include participation in gross prosections, frozen section evaluations, microscopic evaluation of surgical pathology specimens with histologic diagnosis and differential diagnostic considerations and performance of autopsies. Students are supervised by pathology residents and faculty on service.
The Cytopathology rotation (shared with the Hematopathology rotation), one week duration, is held in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston Medical Center. During this rotation the student will value the clinical application of cytopathology to include diagnosis, differential diagnosis, ancillary tests and therapy. Responsibilities include evaluation of gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens, participation in fine needle aspiration service and daily cytology sign-out with the cytology fellow, resident and staff cytopathologist.
The Hematopathology rotation (shared with the Cytopathology rotation), one week duration, is held in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston Medical Center. During this rotation the student will develop the skills needed to interpret and formulate a differential diagnosis of the more commonly occurring disorders seen in peripheral blood, bone marrow, and lymph node biopsies. The student will gather pertinent clinical history on assigned cases, and review the slides with the resident rotating in the hematopathology service. During sign out with the attending faculty and resident, the student will have the opportunity to present their brief case histories, and summarize available laboratory data. Morphologic evaluation and case interpretation will take place during sign out.
The Laboratory Medicine rotation, one week duration, is held in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston Medical Center. During this period the student will rotate through Hematology, Blood Bank, Clinical Chemistry and Microbiology services and attend Amyloid Conference. Students are supervised daily by pathology residents and clinical faculty on service.
All scheduled morning conferences begin at 8:00 a.m. with the exception of soft tissue pathology lectures that begin at 7:30 a.m. On Wednesdays students will attend the Pathology Grand Rounds Conference. Please refer to resident schedule given by the anatomic and clinical pathology chief residents for respective Anatomic and Clinical pathology conferences, including grand rounds, and tumor boards.
All students are expected to make a presentation during the last week of rotation on a subject of their choice which is related to pathology (i.e. an interesting case or a topic of interest to you with corresponding pathologic correlations). Faculty and resident staff are available for advice and assistance.
Faculty and Resident staff will evaluate students during their rotation based on attendance at sign-out, conferences, and final presentation. Students will be given an opportunity to evaluate their experience in pathology during their clerkship.
Administrative Contact: Mark Uva
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office phone number: 617-414-5314
Please e-mail Mark Uva at the above e-mail address one to two weeks prior to the start of the rotation to confirm that you are to report on the first day of the elective to the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at 670 Albany Street Bio III 3rd Floor at 9:00 A.M.
The purpose of the BUSM Pathology elective is to provide an understanding of the role the anatomic and clinical pathologist plays in patient management.
By the end of the Pathology Clerkship Elective, the BUSM student will be able to:
- Formulate a differential diagnosis based on clinical history. (U, R, S)
- Observe and describe gross findings in organs. (U, R)
- Differentiate normal and abnormal gross findings. (U, R)
- Correlate clinical manifestations of the patient with cytologic or histologic findings. (U, R)
- Recognize the microscopic characteristics of common diseases. (U, R)
- Describe the clinical and pathologic characteristics of common diseases. (U, C, R)
- Formulate a final diagnosis based on clinical history, cytologic or histologic findings, ancillary studies and laboratory results. (U, C, A, R, E, S)
Carmen D. Sarita-Reyes, M.D.
E-mail address: email@example.com
Office phone number: 617-414-5337
The curriculum includes:
- Daily lectures: Morning conferences at 8:00 a.m. with the exception of soft tissue pathology lectures that begin at 7:30 a.m.
- Wednesdays (8:30- 9:30 a.m.) Department of Pathology Grand Rounds.
- Please refer to resident schedule given by the Anatomic and Clinical pathology chief residents for respective Anatomic and Clinical pathology conferences, including tumor boards and amyloid conference.
Faculty and Resident staff will evaluate students during their rotation based on attendance at sign-out, conferences, and final presentation. This information will provide the basis for filling out and submitting the standardized BUSM IV student evaluation (used for 4th year electives) to be completed by Dr. Sarita-Reyes and forwarded to the Office of the Registrar.
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.