The department provides a series of comprehensive lectures covering the essential aspects of anatomic, clinical, and molecular pathology. All didactics are considered protected time, allowing residents to be excused from their clinical duties. Each component of the didactic curriculum is taught by renowned experts on the topics covered. Visitors are welcome. Residents, fellows, and medical students rotating on the service from Icahn School of Medicine or visiting from outside institutions are required to attend the following conferences:
The Anatomic Pathology Lecture Series covers topics ranging from general pathology to organ-system based pathology and molecular pathology. Lectures are taught by faculty who specialize in the covered topics.
The Clinical Pathology Lecture Series covers the essentials of clinical chemistry, blood banking, microbiology, hematology, cytogenetics, and laboratory management. Lectures are taught by faculty who specialize in the covered topics.
The Cytopathology Lecture Series covers the essentials of cytopathology in preparation for the required cytology rotation. The course is taught by Dr. Spzorn and the cytopathology fellows.
The Surgical Pathology Conference is conducted by the residents who are required to present a comprehensive lecture to the faculty on interesting pathologic entities encountered on their surgical pathology rotation. The topic is designated by the Program Director. Due to the large surgical volume of our institution, many of the entities presented are eventually written up as case reports.
The Autopsy Conference is conducted by the residents and the Chairman of the Department. Interesting cases are presented to the residents, clinicians, and pathology faculty.
The Unknown Conference consists of a slide review of interesting and highly educational cases. Faculty will provide a tray of slides and short clinical history. The residents are required to preview the slides and formulate a diagnosis. The cases are reviewed and discussed at the multi-headed microscope with the faculty member, residents, and fellows.
The Gross Show at The Mount Sinai Hospital has a long standing reputation for its high educational utility. Due to our incredibly large surgical pathology specimen volume, the department receives many interesting and rare specimens. The course was most notably taught by the late Mamoru Kaneko for over 30 years. Dr. Kaneko’s conference once drew crowds of interested physicians from many institutions in the surrounding area. The course is essential in understanding the key aspects of gross dissection and correlation with microscopy.