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Surgical Pathology - PATH 542




University of Maryland

Description and Goals:

This is an intensive experience in the principles of Anatomic Pathology. The student will have opportunities to study disease as seen in surgical specialties and to study medical biopsies from clinical services. The student may assist with the gross and microscopic examination of surgical pathology specimens. This is done on a routine basis with the residents in the Surgical Pathology Laboratory. Cases are signed out at the microscope and final diagnosis is given with a senior staff pathologist. The student will attend and participate in conferences in the Pathology Department. In addition, there are interdisciplinary clinico-pathologic patient management conferences where detailed discussions of clinical and pathological aspects of cases take place. The student will also be introduced to the principles of cytologic diagnosis and will have the opportunity to observe/assist in fine needle aspiration biopsies. The student will have opportunities to participate with the team to perform autopsies, to review the results, and to present cases at the Friday gross conference.

Number of Students:


Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No

Faculty Responsible:

Allen Burke, M.D.
(410) 328-1346  

J. Papadimitriou, M.D., Ph.D.
(410) 328-1341  

Administrative Contact:

Katie Warfield
(410) 706-6553
(410) 706-8414 fax 


Last Revision: February 18, 2014