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.
Pathology Interest Group Faculty Advisor: Michelle Aurelius, M.D.
Pathology Interest Group Faculty Assistant Advisor: Lori Proe, DO
Student Pathology Association Officers 2013-2014:
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)
Musculoskeletal, Skin, and Connective Tissue Review II (pdf)
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Review I - Thomas Byrd (pdf)
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Review II - Danielle Tsingine Chang (pdf)
Post Sophomore Fellowship
Medical Student Pathology Electives
UNM Department of Pathology
UNM Pathology Residency Video
UNM OMI Video
ASCP Medical Student Road Map to Pathology
Bloodline Image Atlas
Microbiology – Gram Stain Atlas
UI Virtual Slide Box
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Workforce Shortage
College of American Pathologists