A medical student in a white coat, smiling at the camera

Undergraduate Pathology Medical Education

Dr. Michele Weir
Lead, Undergraduate Medical Education
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Phone 519.685.8500 ext. 36359

Introduction: Pathologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and management of human diseases by laboratory methods. Pathologists play a critical role in health care system and function in three broad areas; as diagnosticians, as teachers and as investigators.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a structured Pathology teaching scheme for Schulich Medicine students expanded over a four year period. This model addresses the learning needs of the students while effectively utilizing the faculty resources. Teaching and learning are integrated into the Schulich Medicine curriculum horizontally (across each year) and vertically (between each year).

Objectives: We desire to train our medical students to achieve certain pathology exit competencies we believe a graduating medical student should learn and demonstrate by the end of forth year in preparation for and transition to residency. We also aspire to elevate the visibility of Pathology to medical students early on and enhance student consideration of Pathology as a career choice.Given below are some of the major departmental activities Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) has established for our medical students (Med 1-Med 4)