University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Medical Students

Student education

Our UVM department is consistently recognized for its medical student and undergraduate teaching excellence. Since 2003 the department has been an active participant in the Vermont Integrated Curriculum, a series of multidisciplinary courses. Our pathologists are instrumental in the continued success of the curriculum for students.

Pathologists – attendings, housestaff officers and student fellows alike – give lectures, teach in laboratories, and facilitate small group colloquia in Cell and Molecular Biology, Human Structure and Function (gross anatomy, microanatomy and physiology), Attacks and Defenses (anemias and general pathology), Nutrition, Metabolism and Gastrointestinal (includes endocrine pathology), Connections (skin, bone and joint), Cardio-Respiratory-Renal, and Generations (includes placental and childhood diseases, genital tracts, breast, hematological diseases, and aging). See the UVM course catalog for details. In addition, the Department offers electives for medical students in the third and fourth clinical years.

Interested students may be eligible for the Pathology Medical Student Fellowship.

Virtual Educational Tools

Gross Pathology Museum

We have created and maintain a Virtual Gross Pathology Museum, which contains at least one image from each of the gross specimens in our wet teaching collection. The Virtual Pathology Museum is indexed by course, lab, organ and organ system, disease, and pathological process. Word searches are also possible. High quality digital images include arrows and labels, ancillary information, and matching radiological images when appropriate. The museum can be accessed by our medical students via COMET.

Virtual Microscope

Our department created a digital image for each of the microscopic slides in the student slide collection. Students may access the slides using a “virtual microscope,” which allows continuous magnification from roughly 1X to 40X objective, and comparisons with other slides in the set, including normal slides from histology. Students may use the virtual microscope anywhere there is a computer, and can view the slides in small or large groups.

Last modified July 29 2016 02:58 PM