PAS 820-R Hospital Pathology, 4 credits

This rotation allows the medical student to be exposed to oncologic pathology in the Anatomic pathology section of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The student may elect a four-week period of time for this elective.

The emphasis is on Surgical Pathology as well as Cytopathology and may include Flow Cytometry, Cytogenetics, or Molecular Diagnosis.  The students will assist in various laboratory procedures and gain expertise in evaluation/diagnosis of tissue specimens from cancer patients. The pathologic findings are correlated with the clinical findings. 

There is extensive interaction with the pathology faculty, residents, and fellows. Participation in the Institute’s Multidisciplinary Tumor Boards will give the student a unique perspective on the relationship between the pathology diagnosis and patient management.  Students have an opportunity to assist in autopsies and are expected to participate in Departmental conferences.

Prerequisite: Senior medical student. Junior medical students, please contact department for availability and permission prior to registering.

Modules: A - K Blocks: 1-4

Course Director: Paul Bogner, MD

Number of students: 1-2

Location: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center