Anatomic Pathology Electives

Interdepartmental Studies (IDS) 130.08 CIEx – Demystifying Pathology (UCSF students)
This is one of the Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experiences (CIEx), which provide MS3 medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. Students will learn how effective use of diagnostic and consultative pathology services positively impacts clinical care. Students will participate in surgical pathology (from specimen receipt to report completion), cytology, and autopsy services.

Marta Margeta, MD, PhD
Course Director
130.08 CIEx – Demystifying Pathology

Pathology 140.02 Off-Campus Clerkship (UCSF students)
Pathology 140.02 provides an elective opportunity for students to explore Pathology outside of the traditional Pathology elective format. Rotations in off-campus hospitals within the UC system or at another institution fit into this category. Students will learn diagnostic pathology skills pertinent to their general field of interest or to subspecialty fields of Anatomic Pathology.

140.02 Off-Campus Clerkship

Pathology 150.03 Surgical & Autopsy Pathology (UCSF and visiting medical students)
Under supervision, students will observe one autopsy and work-up surgical/cytology specimens. Student-oriented seminars will address subspecialties (e.g., dermatopathology, neuropathology, renal pathology) and basic science research in pathology. The rotation may be tailored to the special interests of particular students. A remote learning option may be periodically available.

More information on the UCSF Visiting Student Program is available here. Visiting students may apply through VSAS at

Raga Ramachandran, MD, PhD
Course Director
150.03 Surgical & Autopsy Pathology

Pathology 150.05 Research in Pathology (UCSF students)
Student continue previously initiated research projects under the guidance of faculty members. Research is available by arrangement with specific faculty preceptors. Interested candidates who do not have a research mentor should send their CVs along with their research interests and available dates to the course director, Dr. Raga Ramachandran ([email protected]), to be paired with possible projects that are currently active.
Prerequisites: consent of faculty member in charge of student’s research project and approval of course director. 

Raga Ramachandran, MD, PhD
Course Director
150.05 Research in Pathology

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