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655G Cytopathology

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 staff supervision. 

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 Pathology course.

Periods Available: Throughout the year EXCEPT during the last two weeks in December

Duration: 4 week minimum

Number of Students: To be determined.

Restrictions: Students must obtain permission from faculty prior to enrollment. This rotation is not accepting international students

Course Objectives: At the end of this rotation the student will be able to:

  • 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 staff supervision

Key Topics: Gynecologic cytopathology, Non-GYN cytology, Fine needle aspiration

Competencies: Not stated

Attitudes & Commitments: Students are expected to be available daily for signout, FNAs in clinics,  and review of FNAs performed during imaging procedures,  Monday –Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM

Educational Activities: Sign out, 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: Not stated

Course Hours Weekly Summary: Not stated
  
Content Theme Integration: Not stated

Recommended Reading: To be arranged. 

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.

Department: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Site: UC Irvine Medical Center/LBMMC

Elective Director: Ronald Kim, M.D., UC Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Med Surge II, Room 377A, Irvine CA 92697-4800, (949) 824-6857, ronald.kim@va.gov

Scheduling Coordinator: UC Irvine students please email comsched@uci.edu 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, Medical Surge I, Room 160, Irvine, CA 92697-4800, (949) 824-5367, shching@uci.edu 

Site Coordinator: Stefani Ching, UC Irvine School of Medicine,  Department
of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Medical Surge I, Room 160, Irvine, CA 92697-4800, (949) 824-5367,  shching@uci.edu

Instructing Faculty:

  • UC Irvine Medical Center: Dr. Fritz Lin & staff
  • LBMMC: Dr. Joanne Rutgers

Course Website: None

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

Who to Report to First Day: contact the site coordinator for this information