Southwest Campus


St. Alexius Medical Center

PATH 9102

Participating Faculty:
Wesley A. Ellison, M.D.
Ward D. Fredrickson, M.D.
John A. Hipp, M.D.
Michael J. Laszewski, M.D.
Laurie Linz, M.D.

Offered: All periods
Positions: 1

Objectives of the Electives:

  1. Applied laboratory medicine.
  2. Review of the above.

Instructional Activities:

  1. See standards of performance.
  2. Topics to be covered include: enzymology of myocardial ischemia, infarction;enzymology of hepatic, disease acid base disorders; infectious diseases, laboratorymicrobiology; antimicrobial therapy;basic immunology/immunity; immunocompromise host; anemias, differential diagnosis; myeloproliferative andlymphoproliferative disorders; basic principles of transfusion therapy; hepatic; neoplasia; liver; kidney; metabolic; endocrine; breast and pulmonary diseases; oncology pathology.

Standards of performance indicating attainment of objectives, including how this will be documented.

  1. The student will study a minimum of two cases daily.
  2. Relevant clinical, laboratory and morphologic data will be reviewed with the pathologist daily.
  3. The student is required to summarize all of the above and include an appropriate review of two pertinent published references for each case study.
  4. Although the student may select case studies, he will at the completion of the elected period be required to have an understanding of the following commensurate with his education/experience: clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, clinical immunology, clinical hematology, and transfusion therapy.

Criteria for Grading:

  1. Perceived fund of knowledge in this subject area before the rotation begins at the completion of the rotation.
  2. Performance during rotation.
  3. Interaction with the technical personnel.