Pathology Interest Group - Student Pathology Association (SPA)

The Student Pathology Association (SPA) is a medical student pathology interest group focused on exposing future physicians to the exciting careers and opportunities in pathology. We utilize the resources of the UNMH Department of Pathology to delve into the world of disease through a variety of activities. Students have the opportunity to interact with experienced pathologists, discover the wide range of pathology careers, mentor with pathologists, tour the Office of the Medical Investigator, learn about medical student pathology rotations, obtain hands-on experience in pathology, and connect with research faculty. Further opportunities are emerging as the group focuses on the interests of the participants. Contact us to find out how you can get involved!

What is pathology?

Pathology is an exciting and dynamic multidimensional medical specialty that is considered both a basic science and a clinical specialty. It involves the detection, diagnosis, and understanding of disease processes. Pathology can be divided into two areas – anatomic and clinical. Anatomic pathologists examine cells, organs, and tissues to study or diagnose disease. Clinical pathologists analyze blood or other specimens again to study or facilitate in the diagnosis of disease. Some pathologists practice both clinical and anatomic pathology and others subspecialize in one specific area such as molecular pathology or forensic pathology.

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Pathology Interest Group Faculty Advisor: Lori Proe, DO

Student Pathology Association Officers 2015-2016:

President: Julia Silva
Vice President: Barbara Vidal
Secretary: Adela Magallanes


USMLE Step I Review Sessions, ICPI Grant Funded

Respiratory Review I - Julia Silva (zip file)
Respiratory Review II - Adela Magallanes  (zip file)
Hematopoietic/Lymphoreticular System Review I -  Barbara Vidal (zip file)
Hematopoietic/Lymphoreticular System Review II - Zach Weiss (zip file)
Immunology System Review I - Sarah Miller (zip file)
Immunology System Review II - Amelia Clement (zip file)
Musculoskeletal, Skin, and Connective Tissue Review I pdf icon
Musculoskeletal, Skin, and Connective Tissue Review II pdf icon
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Review I - Thomas Byrd pdf icon
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Review II - Danielle Tsingine Chang pdf icon
Genetics Review I - Jacob Mayfield pdf icon
Genetics Lecture II - James Winters pdf icon
Renal Review I - Jessie Rogers pdf icon
Renal Review II - Kait McCranie pdf icon
USMLE Review Cardiovascular System Part 1 - Cole Paffett (zip file containing pdf and audio)
USMLE Review Cardiovascular System Part 2 - Dukens LaBaze pdf icon
USMLE Review Hematopoietic and Lymphoreticular Systems Part 1 - Ashlee Crawley pdf icon
USMLE Review Hematopoietic and Lymphoreticular Systems Part 2 - Zoe Clark pdf icon
USMLE Review Epidemiology and Bioststistics I and II - Albert Liu, Aurora Auwen pdf icon
USMLE Review Genetics I - Amanda Provencio pdf icon
USMLE Review Genetics II - Michelle Sandoval pdf icon



Post Sophomore Fellowship

Medical Student Pathology Electives

UNM Department of Pathology

UNM Pathology Residency Video


External Links:

ASCP Medical Student Road Map to Pathology


Bloodline Image Atlas

Microbiology – Gram Stain Atlas

UI Virtual Slide Box

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Workforce Shortage pdf icon

College of American Pathologists