Anatomic Pathology Elective

The department of anatomic pathology offers an elective to medical students in their third or fourth year, which provides a broad experience in general diagnostic techniques. Students will have opportunities to participate in autopsy pathology, cytopathology and surgical pathology. A daily diagnostic conference is scheduled for both residents and students. In addition to direct responsibilities in autopsy and surgical pathology areas, the student will have the opportunities to participate in electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, molecular diagnostics and flow cytometry techniques. 


The core of the elective is shadowing a neuropathologist at work. As experience is gained, core functions of tissue evaluation, processing and examination can be performed by the student.

Interest in neurological disciplines