Department of Pathology

Department of Pathology Electives
Contact: Jean Chee (808) 692-1130 or email: jkomori@hawaii.edu

 
1. ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY

Director of Medical Student Education: Christopher A. Lum, M.D.

Locations: Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center, Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children, and The Queen’s Medical Center.

Objectives:

  • Learn the role of the anatomic pathologist and other professional laboratory personnel so that the student will be able to utilize them effectively in clinical practice.
  • Utilize individual autopsy and surgical cases as a learning experience. In addition, such cases will serve as a basis for student’s presentations to clinical and pathology conferences along with the pathology residents and staff.

Method:

Assist in the performance of autopsies, examination of surgical pathology specimens, attend and participate in all anatomic pathology working and training conferences. Rotate on working schedule with staff and resident pathologists. No night
call or weekend duty.

Evaluation:

Each student’s performance will be assessed primarily by the pathology staff or resident tutors. They will assess the quality of participation. In view of limited time and scope of course, each student will be expected to attend all sessions. Each student will be given the opportunity to evaluate the elective.

2. CLINICAL PATHOLOGY:

Director of Medical Student Education: Christopher A. Lum, M.D.

Locations: Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center, The Queen’s Medical Center, Diagnostic Laboratory Services, and Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

Objectives:

  • Learn the role of a clinical pathologist and other professional personnel including clinical chemists, clinical microbiologists, medical technologists and technicians so that the student will be able to utilize them effectively in clinical practice.
  • Review and consult on individual cases in hematology, microbiology, chemistry, and immunology along with the pathology residents and staff. Such cases will be used for presentations to clinical and pathology conferences with the pathology residents and/or staff.

Method:

Rotate in clinical pathology sections including hematology, clinical chemistry, blood bank, and microbiology sections; assist on all clinical laboratory consultations. Attend all clinical laboratory working and training conferences. Rotate on working schedule with staff and resident pathologists. No night call or weekend duty.

Evaluation:

Each student’s performance will be assessed primarily by pathology staff or resident tutors. They will assess the quality of participation. In view of limited time and scope of course, each student will be expected to attend all sessions. Each student will be given the opportunity to evaluate the elective.

 
Last revised: January 04, 2019