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!

Upcoming Events:

SPA Meeting: December 4th, 2013

When: December 4th, 2013, 12:00-1:00 PM
Where: Domenici B114
Topic: USMLE Step I - Musculoskeletal System Review I
Snacks will be provided!

SPA Meeting: December 11th, 2013

When: December 10th, 2013, 12:00-1:00 PM
Where: Domenici B114
Topic: USMLE Step I - Musculoskeletal System Review II
Snacks will be provided!

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.

student pathology association photo

Student Pathology Association photo

People

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

Contact: jsmsilva@salud.unm.edu

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
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Review II

Links

UNMH:

Post Sophomore Fellowship

Medical Student Pathology Electives

UNM Department of Pathology

UNM Pathology Residency Video

UNM OMI Video

External Links:

ASCP Medical Student Road Map to Pathology

Webpath

Bloodline Image Atlas

Microbiology – Gram Stain Atlas

UI Virtual Slide Box

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Workforce Shortage pdf icon

College of American Pathologists