Students must obtain permission from faculty to take this course prior to enrollment
Course Description: The students will be introduced to cytologic material representing specific disease processes which can then be transmitted to the clinicians in the form of meaningful diagnostic terms. The student will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the activities in the laboratory under close supervision of the staff and faculty.
Department: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Prerequisites: UC Irvine students must have successfully completed the basic science curriculum. Extramural students must be in the final year of undergraduate medical education and have completed course work equivalent to UC Irvine's Clinical Pathology and General Pathology courses.
Restrictions: Students must obtain permission from faculty prior to enrollment. This rotation is not accepting international students
Elective Director: Robert A. Edwards, M.D., Ph.D., UC Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Med Sci I, Room D435, Irvine CA 92697-4800, (949) 824-8576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Website: None
Who to Report to First Day: Dr. Fritz Lin, M.D.
Location to Report on First Day: contact the site coordinator for this information
Time to Report on First Day: contact the site coordinator for this information
Site Coordinator: Stefani Ching, UC Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Med Sci I, Room D440, Irvine, CA 92697-4800, (949) 824-5367, email@example.com
Site: UC Irvine Medical Center
Periods Available: Throughout the year EXCEPT during the last two weeks in December
Duration: 4 week minimum
Number of Students: To be determined.
Scheduling Coordinator: UC Irvine
students please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (714) 456-5176 to make a scheduling
appointment. Please read the following information carefully. Any student
enrolled at a U.S. LCME medical school will use VSAS to apply. To apply please
refer to this website http://www.aamc.org/programs/vsas/ International
and osteopathic students will not use VSAS. To apply please refer to the
application link towards the top-left of this page.
All Extramural students please contact Stefani Ching, UC Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Med Sci I, Room D440, Irvine, CA 92697-4800, (949) 824-5367, email@example.com
Course Objectives: This unit is designed to acquaint the student with cellular alterations observed in cytologic samples obtained from non-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions of various organs. At the conclusion of this rotation, the student will be able to:
Key Topics: Gynecologic cytopathology, Non-GYN cytology, Fine needle aspiration
Competencies: Students are expected to discuss cellular alterations and pathogenesis of simple non-neoplastic and neoplastic diseases.
Attitudes & Commitments: Students are expected to be available daily for sign-out, FNAs in clinics, and review of FNAs performed during imaging procedures, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM
Educational Activities: Attend sign out sessions, review of cases, weekly cytology lecture
What Students Should do to Prepare for the Rotation: N/A
Clinical Responsibilities of the Student: This is not a clinical rotation
Patient Care Responsibilities: This is
not a clinical rotation
Call Schedule of the Student: This is not a clinical rotation
Procedures to be Learned by the Student: This is not a clinical rotation
Percentage of Time Student will Participate in Ambulatory Setting: This is not a clinical rotation
Conference/Lecture/Small Group Sessions: Attend scheduled daily sign-out sessions and conferences.
Course Hours Weekly Summary: 40 hours
Content Theme Integration: Not stated
Recommended Reading: Cytology - Diagnostic Principles and Clinical Correlates by Edmund S. Cibas and Barbara S. Ducatman. 4th Edition. Saunders
Official Grading Policy: The student will receive a grade of Honors, Pass or Fail. The student’s final grade will be submitted on the standard UC Irvine elective form. The student performance will be based upon attendance, initiative and course knowledge. If the student fails the elective a grade of “F” will be permanently recorded on his/her transcript. The student can repeat the course for a second grade; however, the “F” will not be removed from the transcript.