Virtual Surgical Pathology

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Course Type: Clinical Clerkship

Department/Division: Pathology

Course Director: Dr. Marissa White

Telephone Number: Dr. Marissa White, 410-614-3964,

Faculty: Dr. Marissa White, Dr. Marc Halushka, Dr. Liz Thompson

Availability/Duration: Enrollment limited to fifteen (15) students per occurrence for 9/10/2020-10/2/2020, 10/6/2020-10/28/2020, 10/29/2020-11/20/2020, 11/30/2020-12/18//2020, and 1/7/2021-1/29/2021

Prerequisite(s): N/A

Drop Period: 1 month

Description: Online surgical pathology student rotation for medical students who have completed the pre-clinical curriculum. This case-based rotation is designed to simulate a surgical pathology resident experience, and will include remote previewing and sign-out of scanned cases multiple times per week with surgical pathology faculty and/or senior residents. Assigned reading will guide independent or group case previewing. Rotators will also be expected to attend surgical pathology meetings hosted on Zoom including pathology grand rounds, daily QA conferences, live sign-outs, and resident lectures. Rotators will be evaluated at the end of the rotation in the form of a brief 10 minute presentation on a pathology topic and a short assessment. At the end of the course students will: – Summarize the role of a general surgical pathologist as a member of the multidisciplinary care team – List the defining histologic features of several common pathologic entities – Demonstrate how to determine the pathologic stage for an oncologic resection – Describe how to approach assessing biopsy specimens.