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Pathology is integrated with other curricular areas in the first and second years of medical school. Despite following this integrated system based approach, the discipline of Pathology remains a major course in the medical curriculum, providing an overview
of human diseases by studying general disease processes and those associated with specific organ systems. Lectures, Class Inclusive Learning Sessions (CILS) and related Student Case Presentations (SCP) sessions are used to elucidate the fundamental
aspects of diseases.
Topics are presented to complement content discussed in other courses to reinforce student learning on a topic. For each topic, the training will be within discipline, across disciplines and taught by content experts. While the new format introduces students
to multiple clinical concepts, Pathology’s goals and objectives remain the same. These include:
In Year 3, students have the opportunity to take the Pathology Specialty Clerkship. This two week clerkship is designed to provide students with a survey of the field of pathology with a focus on understanding the current and evolving role anatomic and
clinical pathology plays in patient care. Students attend departmental meetings and conferences, participate in tutorials given by residents, observe sign-out sessions and one autopsy, spend time in the anatomic, clinical, molecular diagnostic, and
microbiology laboratories, and prepare for and deliver one 20-minute presentation at the end of the rotation. For students interested in pursuing a career in pathology, this two week rotation provides a broad overview of the field and can help students
gauge their interest in pathology as a profession. For students interested in entering a specialty other than pathology, this rotation provides valuable understanding of the inner workings of a pathology department.
In Year 4, students have the opportunity to take elective courses. The UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine currently offers elective courses in:
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