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Years 1 & 2

Students in an undergraduate medicine class

Within the medical school curriculum, instruction in pathology is introduced in the first year and continues in second year.

The first two years of the curriculum provide the students with grounding in the basic and clinical sciences. These two years are each divided into a series of systems-based courses: "Introduction to Medicine", "Blood", “Skin”, "Digestive System & Nutrition", "Emergency Care", "Endocrine & Metabolism", "Heart & Circulation",  "Infection & Immunity", "Musculoskeletal System",  "Respiration & Airways", "Neurosciences, Eye & Ear" , "Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences", "Reproduction", and " Urinary System". Within each course, various subject areas are presented which integrate the basic and clinical sciences.  Additional courses cover the topics of professional and ethical issues, population health, epidemiology and critical appraisal and the health care systems. Pathology teaching is integrated into the Schulich Medicine system based curriculum in the form of lectures and small group discussions.

1st and 2nd Year Medical Students

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is advertising the annual P.C. Shah Summer Work Experience Scholarship in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

This is an 8 week position, beginning June 11th and ending August 3rd, 2018. This is open to all 1st and 2nd year medical students in both London and Windsor. The successful applicant will be located at LHSC, University Campus in London.

The deadline for application submission is: Friday, April 6th, 2018.

Please see the attached flyer for the details regarding this summer position 

Pathology Observerships

To arrange an observership please contact Cheryl Campbell

Pathology department offers 1st and 2nd year medical students the opportunity to do an Observership with one of our Pathologists. These observerships are usually a ½ day either morning or afternoon where the student shadows the Pathologist to gain insight into the field of Pathology. 

Prior to the observership please make sure that you have reviewed and met the criteria for an observership outlined on the Undergraduate Medical Education website:

Autopsy Observerships

To arrange an autopsy observership please contact Cheryl Campbell

The Pathology department offers medical students the opportunity to do an Autopsy Observership.

Requirements you must meet prior to viewing an autopsy:


Pathology Interest Group Sessions

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Mariamma Joseph, Dr. Edward Tweedie and Resident Representative

In order to expose students to Pathology specialty early on, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers two career oriented “why pathology” lunch break sessions for students. In addition, there is opportunity for an optional tour of the laboratory at University hospital followed by a small group multi-head microscope rounds to get a taste of microscope and clinical work. These sessions are organized by the student run “Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Interest Group".