This is a self-directed, project-oriented rotation with virtual online lectures intermixed with reading assignments; thus providing the abstract conceptual foundation for pathology informatics. The required projects encompass and incorporate the various concepts of pathology informatics and provide "hands-on" experience that accompanies the abstract conceptional approach to learning pathology informatics. Suggestions for projects from which the residents may choose appear at this document. With acquisition of the new digital slide scanner, residents will learn the concepts of digital slide scanning and how to use the scanner. They will be required to build and contribute interesting cases to the archive of pathology slides. The group as a whole will meet with the director every 1 to 2 weeks for discussion of the various topics in informatics as well as progress on their projects. Residents will also give short, 5-minute talks during these meetings to the group on various topics.
6 months, to run in parallel with the Medical Laboratory Science Course.
- As part of the VRPI (University of Pittsburgh) course curriculum as well as the CAP modules, both listed in the syllabus, completion requires taking these exams at specified intervals, the results of which will be available as milestones.
- Also at the end of the six-month rotation, residents are required to write a 1 to 2 page report on their experience and the results/outcomes of the projects they have been involved with.
Performance evaluation will stem from results of exams, documentation (checklist) of all tasks involving reading and online lectures as listed on the syllabus, as well as the experience and quality of work from the projects.
Joseph Sirintrapun, MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology