Course Catalog

Department PATHOLOGY Campus Birmingham
Course Type(s) Special Topic Facility University Medical Center
Course Director PAUL BENSON, MD Enrollment Limit 4
Contact VALERIE JOHNSON Enrollment Minimum 1
Email Address VH G019
Phone 205-934-2800 Fax
Normally Offered

See Offering Dates
17-17, 44-44
Prerequisites Completion of first year of medical school. 
Visiting Students
No LCME students accepted.
No osteopathic students accepted.
Course Description Learn the importance of autopsy pathology in a large academic medical center in relation to clinical pathologic correlation, quality improvement and systems based practice. Participate and observe as a team member at the Regional Autopsy Center at UAB. Experience the value of autopsy pathology in medical education. Understand the role of postmortem examination in the greater health care system. For a description of the UAB Regional Autopsy Center activities read the following article before beginning or selecting the course: The Regional Autopsy Center: The University of Alabama at Birmingham Experience Atherton, Daniel Stephen MD; Reilly, Stephanie MD The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: September 2017 - Volume 38 - Issue 3 - p 189-192.
Where To Report Anatomic Pathology, Autopsy Section - Course Director’s office - HSB 175K - 8:00 AM
Requirements The student is expected to report at 8:00 AM, or earlier, each day and participate in service activities of the day. There is no overnight or weekend call.
Evaluation Students are graded pass/fail based on evaluation of attending physicians. Evaluation is based on the student's participation, willingness to learn, and ability to interact appropriately in the autopsy setting.