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:

Tuesday, August 26th

Subject: Learn about the student pathology association, its goals including helping you prepare for the USMLE Step 1 exam, and careers in pathology - LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
When: Tuesday, August 26th, 12-1 PM
Where: Domenici Center West 2112

Thursday, September 4th

Subject: Make money while helping yourself and other medical students prepare for the USMLE Step 1 exam!
When: Thursday, September 4th 12-1 PM
Where: Domenici Center West  B102

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 - Thomas Byrd (pdf)
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Review II - Danielle Tsingine Chang (pdf)

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