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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Medical school courses - Professional

For information or CRN numbers contact Trudy Aigner at the Department of Pathology.

PMD 405: Brain Cutting Conference (1-4 Units)
Offered Quarters , II, III, IV
Instructor: Lee-Way Jin, M.D., Ph.D.
Seminar - 1-4 hours
Prerequisite: third- and fourth-year medical students or consent of instructor
Current specimens are sectioned, discussed, and clinical correlations proposed.
**Course is not offered this academic year

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 410A/B: General/Systemic Pathology (4.5, 7.5 Units)
Offered Quarters III and IV
Instructors: Regina Gandour-Edwards, M.D. 
Lecture - 30, 30 hours total; Laboratory/Discussion - 25, 90 hours total; Autotutorial - 0, 5 hours total
Prerequisite: Approval by Committee on Student Evaluation and Promotion
In-depth study of disease and its causes related to the general mechanisms of disease and each of the specific human organ systems. Concepts of pathophysiology applicable and required for clincal diagnosis. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence)

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: Jeffrey Gregg, M.D.
Clincal 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 470 Sub-Specialty in Didactic Pathology  (3-15 units)
Offered Quarters I, II, III, IV
Instructor:  John W. Bishop, M.D.
Clinical Activity – full time (2-10 weeks)
Prerequisite:  Third- or Fourth-year medical student.  Consent of instructor required.
Externship provides in-depth exposure to one of a variety of subspecialties in Pathology.   (Grading HPF)
COURSE  ALLOWS  STUDENTS TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR NON-PATIENT CARE COURSES AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS.  PLEASE CONTACT COURSE COORDINATOR FOR SCHEDULING. 

PMD 474  Anatomic Pathology Acting Internship (6units)
Offered Quarters I, II, III, IV
Instructor:  John W. Bishop, M.D.
Clinical Activity – full time (4 weeks)
Prerequisite:  Fourth-year medical student or consentof instructor.
Permits students to gain skills needed for first year Pathology Residency. Students will perform autopsies and take full responsibility for a variety of surgical pathology cases. A mix of outpatient and inpatient cases is expected. (Grading HPF)
COURSE IS ONLY OFFERED AS AN AWAY ROTATION. PLEASECONTACT COURSE COORDINATOR FOR SCHEDULING.

PMD 475: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology AI (6 Units)
Offered Quarters I, II, III, IV
Instructors: John W. Bishop, M.D. and Jeffrey Gregg, M.D.
Clinical activity - full time (4 weeks)
Prerequisite: Fourth-year medical student or consent of instructor
The purpose of this clerkship to acquaint students contemplating a career in pathology with the activities of both anatomic (first two weeks) and clinical pathology (second two weeks). In anatomic pathology, students will be expected to participate as a sub-intern in surgical pathology for the first week. This includes: attending intra-operative frozen sections, performing gross room duties, dictating descriptions of specimens, and examining/interpreting histologic sections under supervision. In addition, completion of one full autopsy is required in the second week, which also includes exposure in dermatopathology and cytopathology. In clinical pathology, students will take part in blood bank consults and experience direct patient care with apheresis procedures during the third week. The final fourth week allows for the student to focus on any area of their interest in clinical pathology (microbiology, chemistry, hematology, molecular, POC). Students may also use this time to prepare for one of the following end of the month requirements: autopsy report, histology exam or presentation. (Grading HPF)

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)