Surgical Pathology

Medical Student Rotation

Elective Title
Acting Internship: Surgical Pathology.
Successful completion of year two.
To acquaint the student with the gross and microscopic appearance of various neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases encountered in Surgical Pathology and to correlate these changes with the clinical presentations and etiopathogenesis.
As the completion of a four week elective the student should be able to:
  1. Recognize the macroscopic features of various pathologic conditions of breast, gastrointestinal tract, cervical, endometrial, laryngeal, pulmonary, renal, urinary bladder and testicular neoplasms, as well as various inflammatory diseases.
  2. Recognize the microscopic appearance of various types of carcinoma, sarcoma, lymphoma and inflammatory diseases.
  3. Know the means by which to properly handle surgical specimens to afford accurate diagnoses.
  4. Gain an appreciation for value and limitations of intraoperative consultation by means of frozen section and touch preparations.
  5. Acquire an insight into pathologic staging procedures used for evaluating lymphomas and other malignancies.
  6. Interpret morphologic findings in terms of etiology, pathogenesis and with respect to clinicopathologic correlations.
Description of Course Activities
Students will rotate with the Surgical Pathology Faculty, Fellows and Residents in dissecting, sectioning and photographing gross specimens. Cases will be reviewed and discussed by the Attending Faculty. Students also will participate with the Residents in case presentations at various Surgical Pathology conferences. Students are required to present one didactic lecture in Surgical Pathology and participate in interdisciplinary conferences each week (review and prepare slides with the Attending Faculty prior to the conference).
Periods Offered
Periods 1-11 not including period 12 (June); but including holiday vacation Period 13 (December).
Responsible Faculty
Mahmoud A. Eltorky, MD, PhD
Director of Surgical Pathology