Pathology Student Interest Group (PSIG)

About PSIG:

Cookies by Kara TanakaThe University of California, San Francisco Pathology Student Interest Group (PSIG) has provided extracurricular learning opportunities to medical students and future leaders in pathology since 2012. PSIG is led by medical students with faculty mentorship from Dr. Raga Ramachandran. Originally, PSIG leaders organized a formal elective for first and second year medical students. The elective evolved into a longitudinal lecture series to meet the needs of the new UCSF Bridges curriculum in 2016. The PSIG lunchtime talks include a variety of speakers from diverse subspecialties in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to introduce students to both the roles of pathologists as well as training and careers in pathology. Speakers often present notable cases and discuss their work and research. The Pathology Student Interest Group helps facilitate early access to opportunities in pathology including individualized shadowing experiences and research projects suited to the student’s interests. PSIG activities are made possible by generous support from the UCSF Department of Pathology and the Intersociety Council for Pathology Information.

Recent Events:

  • Perspectives in Pathology: Life as a Surgical Pathologist – Dr. Raga Ramachandran
  • Ultrasound-Guided FNA Biopsy Skills Session – An Introduction to Cytopathology featuring Dr. Ronald Balassanian and UCSF Cytopathology faculty and fellows (Dr. Poonam Vohra, Dr. Gioia Iezza, Dr. Tara Saunders, Dr. Nancy Greenland, Dr. Lucy Han, Dr. Kent Truong)
  • Pathology Fellows panel discussion with Dr. Jeffrey Whitman and Dr. Nicholas Ladwig
  • Global Pathology: Leveraging Research to Assess Unmet Needs – Dr. Dianna Ng
  • UCLA Current Challenges in Academic Bio Banking: Ethics and Patient Rights – Dr. Sarah Dry, UCLA
  • Pathology Post-Match Panel with UCSF alumni and current pathology residents (Nicole Croom, CJ Lucas, Nebil Mohammed, Erron Titus, Julia Ye)
  • Book club with author Mary Roach and three forensic pathology residents (Nicole Croom, Danny Sullivan, and Jordan Taylor) discussing Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers with members of the PSIG community and students on a pathology rotation

Upcoming Events:

  • October 31, 2022 - 12:10-1 pm - Perspectives in Pathology with Dr. Raga Ramachandran

  • December 7, 2022 - 12:10-1 pm - Hematopathology with Dr. Scott Kogan

Contact: [email protected]