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Pediatric Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Elective

We offer a 4-week pediatric subspecialty elective in pathology and laboratory medicine to 4th year medical students.


  • Participate in routine anatomic and clinical pathology activities in a pediatric pathology setting.  Areas of the laboratory include placental pathology, fetal pathology, autopsy pathology, surgical pathology and genetic testing.
  • Present at least one case at the departmental anatomic pathology quality assurance conference.
  • Attend interdisciplinary conferences.
  • Develop fundamental knowledge of pediatric pathology through readings and interactions with Pathologists and other members of the clinical team.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, interpersonal communication skills and organizational skills.


By participating in the daily cases seen by the Pathology department, students will gain an appreciation for the practice of anatomic and clinical pathology in a pediatric setting. Directed readings and teaching slide sets are available to students in order to complement the daily work. Interdisciplinary teaching and clinical care conferences bring together Pathologists and other members of the clinical care team. A wealth of textbooks is available for student use. Students will have the opportunity to learn about genetic and other clinical laboratory testing, surgical pathology, placental pathology and autopsy pathology in a collaborative and collegial setting.  Teaching slide collections are available to supplement your experience. You will be working with all the attending pathologists as well as interacting with rotating resident pathologists. Whether you are considering a career in Pathology, or just would like to know more about what Pathologists do, this will be a worthwhile rotation.

  • 4 week rotation
  • Typical daily schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Night call/special requirements: None


Baccon, Jennifer MD, PhD

Jennifer Baccon, MD, PhD, MHCM, Elective Director

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