Laboratory Medicine Electives

Laboratory Medicine 130.01 CIEx - Introduction to Hematology and Hematopathology
This is one of two-week 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 gain experience in clinical laboratory hematology and hematopathology, including a variety of different blood disorders, as well as transfusion medicine.

Yi Xie, MD, PhD
Course Director
130.01 CIEx – Introduction to Hematology and Hematopathology

Laboratory Medicine 140.01 Principles of Laboratory Medicine 
MS3 and MS4 students learn principles of laboratory medicine through sessions, seminars, sign-out and rounds with ZSFG Lab Medicine Faculty. General principles of test selection, testing process, quality practices, result interpretation and correlation with clinical medicine are covered with exposure to specific areas, such as, clinical chemistry, toxicology, hematology, microbiology, immunology, serology and transfusion medicine. The focus can be adapted to accommodate the student's interest.

Zane D. Amenhotep, MD, Alan H.B. Wu, PhD, Barbara L. Haller, MD, PhD
Course Directors
140.01 Principles of Laboratory Medicine

Laboratory Medicine 140.05  Cellular Therapy
This novel course is designed to introduce 3rd and 4th year medical students (Career Launch) to the cellular therapy field, including hematopoietic progenitor cells, CAR-T cell, regulatory T cell and other emerging cellular therapies.

Elena G. Nedelcu, MD
Course Director
140.05 Cellular Therapy

Laboratory Medicine 140.06 Transfusion Medicine Elective  
This novel Transfusion Medicine Elective is designed to prepare future physicians to understand the overall transfusion process, blood bank testing, blood products indications and contraindications, transfusion reactions and other transfusion-related topics with emphasis on achieving practical skills, including how to appropriately order blood products, and recognize and report transfusion reactions. 

Sara Bakhtary, MD, Elena G. Nedelcu, MD
Course Directors
140.06 Transfusion Medicine Elective
Laboratory Medicine 140.07 Hematology 
MS4 students participate in daily operations of the hematology laboratory, working with a resident on either the Bone Marrow or Heme-Coag rotations evaluating current case materials, attending daily signout rounds, and attending weekly teaching conferences.

Scott C. Kogan, MD
Course Director
140.07 Hematology

Laboratory Medicine 140.08A Microbiology 2 week elective  
This two-week course for MS3 or MS4 students is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of Clinical Microbiology. Through direct observation of benchwork, weekly didactic sessions, teaching rounds, and other learning materials, the student will receive instruction in the following areas of Microbiology: Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, Infectious Disease Serology, Virology and Molecular Diagnostics.

Barbara L. Haller, MD, PhD
Course Director
140.08A Microbiology 2 week elective

Laboratory Medicine 198 Supervised Study
Focused study and directed reading under supervision of a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the department.  
Zane D. Amenhotep, MD
Course Director
198 Supervised Study


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