TITLE: THE ANATOMIC BASIS OF DISEASES - THE ROLE OF AUTOPSY IN MODERN MEDICINE
DIVISION: Autopsy Service
OBJECTIVE: During this rotation the student will be able to:
1) Correlate clinical aspect of disease with observed pathologic changes
2) Observe and participate in the morbid anatomic dissection
3) Observe and study the gross and microscopic effect of various diseases on major organ systems
4) Learn to present orally at conference and correlate the clinical and the pathologic findings
OFFERED: One month rotation offered in twice a year; in May & October
STUDENTS: Maximum: 1 visiting medical student each rotation
REQUIRED: Completion of at least one core clerkship in Medicine
DESCRIPTION: This elective will help the student to understand the anatomic basis of disease and the pathological process underlying the clinical presentations.
This rotation is an intense one month hands-on learning experience and is carefully supervised by senior residents and attending staff.
DUTIES: The student will function as an integral part of the autopsy service team. He/she will observe and participate in organ dissections, identify pathologic processes, study microscopic sections, learn to identify causes of death and its correlation with the patient clinical course. Student activities are closely supervised by senior residents and attending staff.