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Breast Pathology

Pathology & Lab Medicine

This rotation encompasses not only the gross and microscopic pathology of breast disease, but also the role of the surgical pathologist as a part of the multidisciplinary team managing the breast cancer patient. In addition to daily review of breast aspirates, biopsies, lumpectomies, and resections, the resident is expected to assume primary responsibility for the Multidisciplinary Breast Conference which is held weekly. This will entail obtaining the conference agenda (in advance), reviewing previous as well as current pertinent pathology reports and slides, reviewing the findings with Dr. Metcalf (or designee), and presenting them at the conference. Following the conference, reviewed cases will be recorded as part of the ongoing AP quality assurance program.