PA508.7

Clinical Clerkship in Pediatric Pathology

Sites: CHMC
Director(s): Alan Leichtner, Lisa Teot
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month. Closed from October 2016 through March 2017
Location: CHMC - Children's Hosp Medical Center (7)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: Students may add themselves to the waiting list for this course during add/drop periods but not during lottery periods. Please contact Dr. Lisa Teot, lisa.teot@childrens.harvard.edu, for approval to enroll. The course is designed to teach the principles and techniques of pathology, with particular emphasis on diseases of childhood. Gross and microscopic studies emphasize clinico-pathologic correlations and the impact of development upon disease. The course includes didactic instruction; formal supervised study; and interpretation of gross and microscopic features of diseases particular to children, the special biology of childhood tumors, embryologic and anatomic concepts of congential heart disease and pediatric neuropathology.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Medical pathology is divided in two branches, anatomical pathology and clinical pathology. Anatomic pathology is a medical specialty that is concerned with the diagnosis of disease absed on the gross, microscopies and molecular examination of organs, tissues and whole bodies (autopsies). Clinical pathology (Laboratory Medicine) is a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis of disease based on the laborartory analysis of bodily fluids (blood, urine,etc). The clerkship course exposes each student to a variety of AP/CP procedures and how physicians (pathologist), Trainees (residents & fellows), medical technologist and lab personal work together to process, diagnosis and determine patient treatment or disease.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Are awarded to individual students who perform greater then expected in a certain area of Clinical Knowledge (Diagnosis, identification of diagnosis, appropriateness of slide interpretation), Learning Skills (their ability of self learning, identifying questions, ability in searching and finding conclusions), Student Conduct & Responsibility in a professional manner through (reliability, honesty and integrity). Honors: Are awarded to individual students whom perform above expected level in the areas of Clinical Knowledge (Diagnosis, identification of diagnosis, appropriateness of slide interpretation), Learning Skills (their ability of self learning, identifying questions, ability in searching and finding conclusions), Student Conduct & Responsibility in a professional manner through (reliability, honesty and integrity). Satisfactory: scores are given to students who provide adequate knowledge of disease Diagnosis, identification of diagnosis, appropriateness of slide interpretation, their ability of self learning, identifying questions, ability in searching and finding conclusions and overall,Conduct & Responsibility. Unsatisfactory: scores are given to any student who does not meet the minimum required level of a forth year medical student. Individual students who provide less then expected knowledge in clinical areas of slide Diagnosis, identification of diagnosis, appropriateness of slide interpretation, learning skills receive a grade of unsatisfactory.