Core Courses

For information or CRN numbers, please contact Jennifer Black at jrblack@ucdavis.edu at the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

PMD 410A/D: General/Systemic Pathology (4.5, 7.5 Units)
Offered Quarters I-IV
Instructors: Kristin Olson, M.D.

IMD 420A: Hematology
Offered Quarter IV
Instructors: Hooman H. Rashidi, M.D.; Theodore Wun, M.D.

Elective Courses

For information or CRN numbers, please contact Jennifer Black at jrblack@ucdavis.edu at the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

PMD 407: Advanced Neuropathology (3 Units)
Offered Quarters I, II, III, IV
Instructor: Mirna Lechpammer, M.D., Ph.D.
Prerequisite: Third- and fourth-year medical students and consent of instructor.
This course will present an integrated introduction to mechanisms of the central and peripheral nervous system injury.  Students will gain an understanding of pathological mechanisms underlying disease, the anatomic and molecular manifestations of pathologic processes of the CNS and PNS. (Grading HPF)

PMD 435: Clinical Patient Care in Pathology
Offered Quarters I, II, III, IV
Instructor: M. Meighan Tomic, M.D.
Prerequisite: Completion of year one-two courses and passage of Step 1 USMLE
Designed to give the third year medical student an exposure to the diverse roles that pathologists have in clinical patient care. The student will rotate through multiple sections of our department including services such as transfusion medicine, apheresis, microbiology, hematopathology, surgical pathology, and cytology. The student will actively participate in diagnostic procedures and consultations. Over the course of the rotation the student will complete multiple case-based problem sets within each area of the pathology laboratory.

PMD 464: Anatomic Pathology (3-6 Units)
Offered Quarters I, II, III, IV
Instructor: John W Bishop, M.D.
Clinical activity - full time (2-4 weeks)
Prerequisite: Third- or fourth-year medical student and consent of instructor
Designed to provide an experience in anatomic pathology and application to clinical practice. Student will participate in autopsy,  specimen grossing, frozen sections, microscopic sign-out and conferences. If desired, opportunities to gain exposure to cytopathology, hematopathology, and clinical pathology are available. (Grading HPF)

PMD 465: Applied Clinical Laboratory Medicine (3-6 Units)
Offered Quarters I, II, III, IV
Instructor: Hanne Jensen, M.D.
Clinical Activity - full time (2-4 weeks)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
Emphasis upon laboratory techniques, procedures, and interpretation of laboratory results. Students will be expected to participate fully and in all laboratory operations, including bench techniques, laboratory management, and quality control. The course will be broken down into specific blocks that will include: Microbiology, transfusion medicine/apheresis, hematology/coagulation, molecular diagnostics, and clinical chemistry/point-of-care (POC). The number of blocks will be determined by the students’ length of rotation (2-4 weeks), interest, and faculty availability. A short presentation will be required for each student on a topic of their choice and relevant to Laboratory Medicine/Clinical Pathology. (Grading HPF)

PMD 475: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology AI (6 Units)
Offered Quarters I, II, III, IV
Instructor: Eric Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical activity - full time (4 weeks)
Prerequisite: Fourth-year medical student; completion of general and systematic pathology courses PMD 410 series or equivalent.  Succession completion of third year clinical rotations.
This four-level course is designed to provide a concentrated experience in Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology.  The student will rotate on the surgical and cytopathology sub-specialty teams and assume responsibility for patient cases.  This student will gross and sign out specific cases as assigned.  The student will participate in rapid diagnostic services such as frozen section and fine needle aspiration.  A review of normal histology is essential and selected study sets and tutorials will be incorporated.  During the last week of rotation, the student will present a 20-minute case presentation or scholarly article pertinent to diagnostic pathology.

PMD 498: Advanced Group Study (1-5 Units) Offered Quarters I, II, III, IV
Instructor: The Staff (Chairperson in charge)
Prerequisite: Medical student and consent of instructor
Group study in variety of advanced topics in general, special, experimental, or comparative pathology. (Grading HPF)

PMD 499: Research (1-18 Units) Offered Quarters I, II, III, IV
Instructor: The Staff (Chairperson in charge)
Prerequisite: Medical student with consent of instructor
Research in experimental, molecular, comparative, and applied pathology. Limited enrollment. (Grading HPF)