Anatomic Pathology Program

Cytopathology Rotation

 

Rotation Director:
Catherine S. Abendroth, MD
 
Goals:
  • To learn morphology, diagnostic techniques and reporting for Gynecologic, fluid, and fine needle aspiration specimens.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • See specific objectives for each block in detailed description
 
Requirements:
  • 6 four-week blocks combined with autopsy pathology
  • See specific requirements for each block in detailed description
 
Components:
1.  Self-assessment          
  • See "Evaluation" below
     
2.  Background reading (covered independently by resident)
  • See specific reading requirements for each block in detailed description
     
3.  Practical exposure to cytopathology
  • Preview and participate in sign out of all HMC cytology specimens
  • See specific requirements for each block in detailed description       
     
4.  Didactic learning
  • Weekly one-on-one microscopic teaching sessions, one hour each week, with Cytology Education Specialist
  • Attendance at Cytology Unknowns conference
     
5.  Active learning/teaching activities
  • Review of study set cases
  • Presentation of cases at Surg path unknown conference (Tuesday Noon)
  • See specific requirements for each block in detailed description
 
Method(s) of Evaluation:
  • Residents will be evaluated based on direct observation by faculty
  • After each rotation, residents will be evaluated by faculty in New Innovations
  • Post-test after weeks 8, 16 and 24
  • Checklist to be completed after weeks 8, 16 and 24