Pathology Medical School Elective Rotations
Please refer to the list of electives below for a complete list of courses that are offered to Case Western Reserve University and visiting medical students at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
We ask that non-CWRU visiting students DO NOT contact departments directly. If you have any questions, please email the visiting student coordinator, Erin Zawolowycz, at Erin.Zawolowycz@uhhospitals.org.
- PATH 4001A: Transfusion Medicine: Clinical Appl Of Blood Banking (University Hospitals)
This approximately one-month rotation will serve as a clinically-oriented clerkship in transfusion medicine practice. During this month, the student will obtain an overview of all aspects of clinical transfusion medicine by participating as a member of a team of transfusion medicine specialists. Activities will include clinical rounds, case discussions, management conferences and didactic presentations at Blood Bank Rounds. Ample reference and resource materials will be provided. Two years of medical school. It is desireable, but not required, to have completed the Type A elective, Blood Bankiing In Action (PATH 5002).
- PATH 4002A: Hematopathology (University Hospitals)
The student will sign out hematopathology cases on a daily basis with the attending, with individual instruction over a multi-headed microscope. Cases consist of pediatric and adult peripheral blood and bone marrow specimens, lymph nodes, and outside consultation material. Clinical correlation is emphasized, as well as evaluation of the CBC and peripheral smear. Interpretation of data from the clinical immunology laboratory and immunopathology is done on pertinent cases. Reading materials (textbooks, articles) are provided. The student is encouraged to participate actively with the clinicians on the cases. OBJECTIVE: To acquaint the student with the evaluation of hematopathologic specimens (primarily peripheral blood smear, bone marrow and lymph node), and expose the student to a wide range of hematologic diseases. DUTIES: Primary responsibilities include assembling pertinent clinical and pathologic data and review of slides; the student will, with supervision, write up and sign-out cases.
- PATH 4003A: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (University Hospitals)
DESCRIPTION: In this 2-4 week rotation, the student will be given a broad overview of the various disciplines in pathology and then focus on surgical pathology, autopsy, cytopathology, hematopathology and other clinical pathology rotations. The rotations in the frozen section room, cutting room, autopsy, and hematopathology will provide constant interaction with the pathology residents and faculty. This interaction will be in the form of attending sign out sessions in which the slides are reviewed and a diagnosis rendered after correlating the gross and histopathologic findings with the clinical data provided. The rotations in the blood bank, hematopathology, microbiology, immunology and chemistry will provide insights into correlating laboratory results with patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To acquaint the student with the practice of anatomic and clinical pathology in an academic setting. DUTIES: The student is expected to learn how surgical pathology specimens are processed. This includes gross pathology, frozen section evaluation, slide preparation and rendering diagnoses. In addition the student is expected to observe how the clinical laboratories and the blood bank are utilized for patient care. Daily departmental conferences and interdepartmental conferences will provide a solid basis for reviewing various disease processes.