Pediatric Pathology Rotation

During the Pediatric Pathology rotation, two months are spent at Children's Medical Center under the direction of five board-certified pediatric pathologists. This 322-bed tertiary care facility serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Department of Pediatrics and is part of the Medical Center campus. Large transplant programs, and active hematology-oncology, neuro-oncology, gastroenterology, and metabolic/genetic services contribute to a broad spectrum of teaching materials.

Responsibilities are limited to surgical pathology and incorporate electron microscopy, immunofluorescence microscopy, immunocytochemistry, and enzyme histochemistry. Residents participate in the preparation and interpretation of intraoperative frozen sections. Graduated responsibility on the Pediatric Pathology Service includes acting as a primary contact for clinicians and presentation of cases at interdepartmental conferences. Pediatric autopsy and hematopathology are included in those respective services. An excellent self study set of more than 600 pediatric pathology cases supplements one-on-one teaching and conferences.

Faculty

Duration

Two months

Prerequisites

One year of training in Pathology Residency including some training in anatomic pathology.

Objectives

Conferences

  • Hematology/Oncology Tumor Board
  • Surgical Pathology Quality Assurance Conference
  • Surgical Pathology Combined Conference
  • GI Conference
  • Departmental research conference