Student Rotations

Student looking through microscope while on pathology student rotations.

Third Year Elective Student Rotation

PATH-3030: This three-week-long elective provides an introductory experience to both anatomic and clinical pathology. Students will have the opportunity to engage in core pathology areas, including surgical pathology, cytology, blood bank, and hematopathology. The rotation is designed to give students a broad overview of the field, enabling them to understand the different subspecialties and their clinical applications.


Fourth Year Elective Student Rotations

(ANATOMIC) PATH-4001: This four-week-long elective student rotation offers exposure to various surgical pathology subspecialties such as gastrointestinal, gynecological, and genitourinary pathology. Additionally, students will gain hands-on experience in cytopathology. Students also have the option to participate in the autopsy service, where they will learn the intricacies of post-mortem examinations and their relevance to clinical practice.

(CLINICAL) PATH-4007: This four-week elective rotation in clinical pathology provides students with a comprehensive overview of hematopathology, microbiology, and immunology. The rotation also includes an introduction to transfusion medicine, where students learn about blood product management and compatibility testing. This elective is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for diagnosing a variety of clinical conditions.

Visiting students are welcome in our fourth year electives, please contact Student Affairs for additional information regarding the application process.


Fourth Year Advanced Patient Care Selective Rotation

Pathology APC-4140: This four-week-long Advanced Patient Care Selective is tailored for students who are planning to pursue a career in pathology. This rigorous rotation offers an in-depth exploration of the field, allowing students to develop advanced skills that are crucial for their future residency programs. The rotation covers various areas of pathology, including hematopathology, transfusion medicine, surgical pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy. Through hands-on experience and close mentorship from experienced pathologists, students gain a deep understanding of diagnostic techniques and the role of pathology in patient care.