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Medical Student Electives

This elective provides exposure to the wide range of clinical services and research activities of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  Students can rotate through both anatomic and clinical pathology.  The specific rotations in this elective will be customized to meet the career goals of the individual student.  Areas that can be covered in Anatomic pathology include autopsy, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, genitourinary, hematopathology, pulmonary, head and neck/endocrine, neuropathology, cytopathology, etc.  Areas that can be covered in Laboratory Medicine include clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, molecular pathology, cytogenetics and transfusion medicine.  Work is supervised on an individual basis by the faculty and senior members of the house staff.  Students have the opportunity to attend departmental conferences and lectures and participate in sign out sessions.  At the end of the rotation, students are expected to deliver a 10 minute presentation. The elective should be arranged with prior approval of the sponsor and advance scheduling of at least two months prior.  Completion of two clerkships is advisable.  Two and four week rotations are available starting in August of the academic year.  For information about enrolling for this course, please visit the website of the Weill Cornell Medical School:

http://weill.cornell.edu/education/curriculum/fourth/electives/electives.html 

Visiting medical students are welcome to rotate in the WeillCornell pathology department.  Visiting students within the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico can visit the following website for more information http://weill.cornell.edu/education/curriculum/fourth/electives/ove_vis_stu

Visiting Students from international medical schools should visit the Office of Global Health Education website and the Global Health website for more information.

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