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LOCATION: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia
PRECEPTORS: Dr. Ho-Huang Chang and Associates
DURATION: 2 or 4 weeks
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: Elective


To gain experience in both anatomic and clinical pathology with an emphasis on clinical disease correlation. Students will be introduced to the primary areas of pathology during the month long rotation. Upon approval from the course director, the student may elect to concentrate efforts within a specific section of pathology during the rotation experience.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Students are assigned to various sections within pathology and function as externs during the rotation, working with both pathology faculty and residents. Students will receive formal instruction during existing pathology conferences and patient care rounds. Faculty mentors will be assigned for each student to supervise their rotation.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Students will be evaluated on the basis of attendance, performance and interest as evaluated by the faculty member working with the student. Students will present a 20 minute conference to the faculty and pathology residents critically evaluating a clinical case or problem evaluation that they were involved with during the rotation.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Contact Dr. Chang at least one week prior to rotation for schedule assignment. On the first day of rotations report to Dr. Ho-Huang Chang, Charleston Area Medical Center/Pathology, at 8:00 AM.