LAMP 7150: Anatomic Pathology

Course Availability:   2017-2018   2018-2019

General Information

Course Director:  Dr. Khalid Amin

Course Coordinator:  Lacey Gifford, (612) 624-8560,


MS Year:  MS3 or MS4

Periods offered:  All periods

Total credits (weeks):  4

Consent requirement:  None

Patient care:  No

Clinical site(s):  FU: C446 Mayo, Fairview University Medical Center, Harvard Street at East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Required session attendance:  

Typical weekly schedule:  M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm, conference schedule will be discussed.  No night or weekend assignments.


Required or Elective:  Elective

Limited to student type:  No

Prerequisites:  None

Course equivalency:  None

Open to visiting students:  Yes


Discipline(s):  Lab Medicine & Pathology

Description:  This elective offers the opportunity to participate in the Anatomic Pathology Department at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (University Campus). The student will become acquainted with current basic concepts of anatomic pathology, especially in relation to morphological interpretation.

  • The student will participate in the prosection, gross description, microscopic description, and interpretation of surgical pathology specialty lab, surgical pathology gross lab, cytology, and autopsy cases. There will be further opportunities for participation in frozen section procedures. The student may also take part in performance of autopsies and, if desired, perform autopsies themselves under supervision. Based on interest the student may interact with subspecialties like dermatology and radiology. Clinical correlation with pathological findings is stressed.
  • Readings will be suggested after consulting with the student. Literature and surgical pathology textbooks are available in the Pathology Department for student use.
  • The student will attend all conferences in anatomic pathology and may participate in selected relevant interdisciplinary conferences.
  • Students are expected to give a short case based pathology presentation at the end of the rotation.

Course objectives:  By the end of this rotation, students will be able to:

  • recognize how Anatomic Pathology interacts with other specialty areas such as radiology, oncology and surgery;
  • observe sub-specialty sign-out of cases, one-on-one with staff;
  • identify morphologic features of various neoplastic and non-neoplastic entities; and
  • prepare an interesting case for presentation utilizing research and literature search results.


Graded components:

  • Regular attendance at worksites and conferences as scheduled;
  • Engagement in conferences and discussions
  • Professionalism in interactions with faculty, residents and staff
  • Quality and delivery of presentation to faculty, residents and staff

Grading scale:  H/E/S/N


An evaluation of the elective by the student will be set up in E*Value.


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