Cytopathology Rotation

Pathology & Lab Medicine

The rotation in cytopathology in designed to provide you with baseline experience in interpreting cellular specimens from gynecologic and non-gynecologic sites, including body fluids, brushings, and needle aspirations. During this time you are expected to learn the specific cytologic criteria that permit definitive diagnosis, to learn preparatory techniques in cytopathology, become familiar with regulatory and management issues in cytology, and to appreciate the role that cytology plays in effective patient management. Three months time are allocated during the core experience in cytology.