A 0.5 FCE practical hands-on training course taking place at St. Michael's Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital.
You will spend 4 full days a week (7 hours per day) at the hospital.
You will initially be shadowing certified pathologist’s assistants (PAs) at workstations throughout the day. You will then have the opportunity to handle surgical specimens under supervision.
This course offers an approach to orientation, inking, cutting, handling, macroscopic description, and processing of:
Gynecological specimens and placentas
Gastrointestinal (GI) specimens (esophagus, stomach and colon) including benign and malignant, biopsies, endoscopic mucosal resections and segmental resections
Breast specimens, including breast reductions, benign, malignant, axillary dissection, and sentinel lymph nodes.
An introduction to lung resection (wedge and lobectomies)
Hepatobiliary resections (liver resections and Whipple resection).
This course will provide an emphasis on the importance of gross examination and section submission and how this provides the pathologist with important information pertinent to generating a complete pathology report that will subsequently affect the management plan.