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Pathology (M60)  (Dept. Info)Medicine  (Policies)YR2020

M60 Path 750Surgical Pathology ClerkshipVar. Units (max = 0.0)
Description:This elective is designed to familiarize students with the discipline of surgical pathology and to encourage the development of basic skills in gross pathology and histopathological interpretation. The Laboratory of Surgical Pathology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital receives a broad range of medical biopsy material in addition to specimens derived from the busy surgical subspecialty practices. As a result, this elective is beneficial not only for students considering a career in pathology, but also for students planning careers in internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, radiology, radiation oncology and dermatology. Students on this elective will (1) Learn how patient specimens are received and processed, (2) Acquire skills in the gross examination and microscopic diagnosis of disease through active participation and (3) Learn the role of the pathologist in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care and management of patients. Students will function as junior house staff managing their own cases with supervision from residents, fellows and attending pathologists. Students may also wish to participate in ongoing research projects within the Department as time, and interest, allows. The daily schedule for students begins at 8:00 a.m. with morning conference. In general, the student will be able to complete all gross examination and sign-out activities by 4:30 p.m. Students are welcome to stay beyond 4:30 p.m. to participate in any of the academic or other working activities of the Division. Student time distribution: Clinical duties 85%, Conference/Lectures 15%; Major teaching responsibility: Attending staff, residents and fellows; Patients seen/weekly: N/A; On call/weekend responsibility: None
Attributes:
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:C Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01TBATBA[TBA]Default - none9970
Desc:Location:BJC Institute of Health

Elective Contact: Samir El-Mofty, MD, 314-362-0143; Julie Gutierrez, 314-362-0143
02TBA(None) / [TBA]Default - none99920
Actions:Books

M60 Path 807Dermatopathology0.0 Unit
Description:Valid start weeks for 4-week blocks are: Weeks 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, and 41.

Students must complete either Dermatology or Surgical Pathology before completing this elective.

The student will be involved in all activities of the dermatopathology service. These include review, discussion and signout of microscopic skin specimens. Signout occurs each day with a team that includes an attending, fellow, and residents from both dermatology and pathology. The medical student will work closely with the residents and fellow to preview cases prior to signout.

Dermatology Grand Rounds is held on Thursday mornings and is mandatory. In addition, dermatopathology slide review conferences are held on Friday mornings and are mandatory. Other learning opportunities include informal unknown slide sessions, weekly Inpatient Dermatology Clinicopathologic Conference and monthly Cutaneous Lymphoma Conference.

The primary goal of this elective is to acquire basic competence in the diagnosis of skin diseases at the microscopic level. A secondary goal is to acquire understanding of the structure and function of the laboratory at the technical, administrative and medical professional level as it pertains to skin specimens.

Student time distribution: Outpatient 85%, Conferences/Lectures 15%; Subspecialty Care 100%

Major teaching responsibility: Course Director and Dermatopathology Fellow

Average number of specimens per week: 300

On call/weekend responsibility: None
Attributes:
Instruction Type:Internship/Practicum Grade Options:P Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01TBA(None) / RosmanDefault - none9930
Desc:Location: Dermatopathology Center, CORTEX Building, 4320 Forest Park Avenue

Elective Contact: Illana Rosman, MD, 314-362-5133; Daisy Daleo, daleo@wustl.edu

Enrollment limit per period: 1

Other Information: Students should report to the CORTEX Building, 4320 Forest Park Avenue, Dermatopathology Center Signout Room, Room 212M at 8:00 am on the first day of the elective.

M60 Path 812General Cytopathology0.0 Unit
Description:Valid start weeks for two-week or four-week blocks are: Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, and 43.

This elective is designed to familiarize students with the discipline of cytopathology and to encourage the development of basic skills. Cytopathology impacts many different areas of patient care and medical practice. The cytopathology laboratory at Barnes-Jewish Hospital receives a broad range of medical cytology material involving fine needle aspiration biopsies (FNA), body fluids and Pap tests. As a result, the elective is beneficial for students considering a career in pathology and for students planning careers in internal medicine, surgery, OB/GYN, ENT, and radiology. The focus of the experience can be customized based on the interest of the student. Desk space and a microscope are provided.

Students on the elective will (1) learn how patient specimens are received and processed, (2) acquire skills in the microscopic diagnosis of disease through active participation, and (3) learn the role of the cytopathologist in the care and management of patients. Students will have the opportunity to function as junior house staff, managing their own cases with supervision from residents, fellows, and attending cytopathologist. There are text books and extensive study sets allowing students to focus on specific areas of interest.

The daily schedule for student begins previewing the cytology cases at 8:00 am. The student will attend daily pathology noon didactic conferences. In general, the student will be able to complete sign-out activities by 4:30 pm.

Student time distribution: Clinical Duties 85%; Conferences/Lectures 15%; Subspecialty Care 100%
Major teaching responsibility: Attending staff, residents, and fellows
On call/weekend responsibility: None
Attributes:
Instruction Type:Internship/Practicum Grade Options:CPA Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01TBA(None) / BernadtDefault - none9900
Desc:Location: BJC Institute of Health

Elective Contact: Dave Britton, dwbritton@wustl.edu; Della Brooks, brooksd@wustl.edu;  Susan Johnson, 314-362-7423, johnsonsusanj@wustl.edu 

Enrollment limit per period: 2

Other Information: Report to the Cytopathology fellow on the first day, BJC Institute of Health, 3rd Floor, Residents' Room, Room 3202 at 9:00 am.

M60 Path 813Molecular Pathology0.0 Unit
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01TBA(None) / ParikhDefault - none9910
Desc:Location: BJC Institute of Health

Elective Contact: Bijal Parikh, MD, PhD, 314-273-7926, bparikh@wustl.edu; Della Brooks, 314-273-8479, brooksd@wustl.edu;

Enrollment limit per period: 1

Other Information: Students should contact at least two weeks prior to the beginning of this elective for schedule details.
02TBA(None) / PaytonDefault - none9900

M60 Path 815Ob/Gyn Pathology Sub-Internship0.0 Unit
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01TBA(None) / KrigmanDefault - none010
Desc:Location: BJ IOH,Barnes Jewish Hospital, South, and Parkview Building Pathology suite

Elective Contact: Hannah Krigman, MD, and Della Brooks, 314-273-8479, brooksd@wustl.edu;

Enrollment limit per period: 1

Other Information: Students should report to elevators 3rd floor IOH at 9:00 am on the first day of the elective.

M60 Path 820Surgical Pathology0.0 Unit
Description:Valid start weeks for 4-week blocks are: Weeks 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, and 41.

This elective is designed to familiarize students with the discipline of surgical pathology and to encourage the development of basic skills in gross pathology and histopathological interpretation. The Laboratory of Surgical Pathology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital receives a broad range of medical biopsy material in addition to specimens derived from the busy surgical subspecialty practices. As a result, this elective is beneficial not only for students considering a career in pathology, but also for students planning careers in internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, radiology, radiation oncology and dermatology.

Students on this elective will: 
1. learn how patient specimens are received and processed, 
2. acquire skills in the gross examination and microscopic diagnosis of disease through active participation, and 
3. learn the role of the pathologist in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care and management of patients.

Students will function as junior house staff, managing their own cases with supervision from residents, fellows, and attending pathologists. Students may also wish to participate in ongoing research projects within the department as time and interest allow. At the end of the rotation, students are required to do a formal case presentation for the residents, fellows, and attending staff.

The daily schedule for students begins at 8:00 am with morning conference. In general, the student will be able to complete all gross examination and sign-out activities by 4:30 pm. Students are welcome to stay beyond 4:30 pm to participate in any of the academic or other working activities of the Division.

Student time distribution: Clinical duties 85%; Conferences/Lectures 15%
Major teaching responsibility: Attending staff, residents, and fellows
On call/weekend responsibility: None
Attributes:
Instruction Type:Internship/Practicum Grade Options:CPA Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01TBA(None) / ByrnesDefault - none9900
Desc:Location: Division of Surgical Pathology, 3rd Floor, BJC Institute of Health, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, South Campus

Elective Contact: Della Brooks, 314-273-8479, brooksd@wustl.edu

Enrollment limit per period: 4

Other Information: See the Pathology website for detailed orientation and introductory information (pathimm.wustl.edu). If you need to discuss individual goals and interests, please call or email Dr. Byrnes at least one week prior to the elective.

M60 Path 825Introduction to Neuropathology0.0 Unit
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01TBA(None) / SchmidtDefault - none9940
Desc:Location: BJC Institute of Health

Elective Contact: Robert E. Schmidt, MD, PhD, 314-362-7429; Jordana Stewart, 314-362-7426, jstewart22@wustl.edu

Enrollment limit per period: 2

Other Information: Students report to the BJC Institute of Health, Room 3407, at 9:00 am on the first day of the elective.

M60 Path 855Diagnostic Hematopathology0.0 Unit
Description:Valid start weeks: Weeks 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, and 39.

Student electives in diagnostics of diseases of hematopoietic cells aims to foster understanding of acute and chronic leukemias, reactive conditions mimicking malignancies, and lymphomas affecting adults and pediatric populations. This diverse field involves multiple ancillary diagnostic tests such as immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and genetic testing. This elective will offer medical students an in-depth insight into what goes behind the final pathologic diagnoses in hematologic malignancies before a treatment plan can be executed. This insight is crucial to understand the importance of correct diagnosis (the answer to the usual, "What's taking pathology so long?") and accurate, timely communication of preliminary and final diagnosis to the clinicians. Under general faculty, resident and fellow supervision, the students will be primarily responsible for handling of their own cases such as bone marrow biopsies, simple lymph node biopsies, ordering the required tests, dictating the final reports and communicating with the clinicians. They will also participate in several conferences per week including Hematopathology consensus conference, weekly cytogenetic/molecular correlation conferences, journal club and interdepartmental bone marrow transplant and lymphoma conferences. Student-oriented didactics will also be scheduled, when schedule permits, with the course director.

Student time distribution: Slides and Case Review 70%; Conferences/Lectures 30%
Patients seen weekly: Cases range from 10-20 per service
Major teaching responsibility: Course Director and Faculty of BM and LN service
On call/weekend responsibility: None
Attributes:
Instruction Type:Internship/Practicum Grade Options:CPA Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01TBA(None) / HassanDefault - none9910
Desc:Location: BJC Institute of Health third floor- Please check into front office and ask for Amanda Weber (heme)

Elective Contact: Amanda Weber; a.weber@wustl.edu; 314-362-0108 

Enrollment limit per period: 2

Other Information: Please email Della Brooks and Dr. Hassan one week before the scheduled start of electives. First day reporting time is 10:00 am.

M60 Path 860Clinical Laboratory Medicine0.0 Unit
Description:Valid start weeks for 4-week blocks are: Weeks 13, 17, 21, 29, 33, 37, and 41.

This elective is designed to teach the student how clinical laboratory assays are used in the diagnosis of disease and to understand quality assurance tools utilized by laboratorians to assure reliability of tests. This four-week elective includes rotations through several types of clinical laboratories including clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, transfusion medicine and hematopathology. During the elective the student will have a daily schedule, which includes didactic sessions with senior staff, interactions with house staff, and participation in clinical case conferences. Particularly useful clinical skills to be acquired include: morphology of peripheral blood smears and bone marrow biopsies; interpretation of coagulation tests, biomarkers of cardiac damage and serum protein electrophoresis patterns; appropriate use of blood component therapy and therapeutic apheresis; and identification of infectious organisms. Students will attend quality assurance meetings with senior staff, participate in microbiology rounds, participate in transfusion medicine rounds and present case discussions during this elective.

Student time distribution: Inpatient 25%; Conferences/Lectures 75%
Patients seen weekly: 5
Major teaching responsibility: Attendings and residents
On call/weekend responsibility: None
Attributes:
Instruction Type:Internship/Practicum Grade Options:CPA Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01TBA(None) / ThibodeauxDefault - none9900
Desc:Location: Barnes-Jewish Hospital Institute of Health

Elective Contact: Suzanne Thibodeaux, MD, PhD, srthibodeaux@wustl.edu; Julie Shafferkoetter, 314-362-3186, shafferkoetterj@wustl.edu; Della Brooks, 314-273-8479, brooksd@wustl.edu

Enrollment limit per period: 2

Other Information: Students should report to the BJC Institute of Health, 3rd Floor, at 8:30 am on the first day of the elective.
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