The Pathology Student Fellowship is a year long program, only open to OHSU students.
Student fellows in Pathology rotate through the autopsy and surgical pathology services at OHSU and the Portland VA hospital, with opportunities for research experience and electives. Pathology student fellows are fully integrated into the daily case work of the Pathology Department, working alongside residents, and working closely with faculty, often in a one-on-one situation. Student fellows participate in autopsy prosection, frozen section preparation, dissection of surgical pathology specimens. Student fellows preview microscopic slides from their cases and manage them up until faculty approval of final Pathology report. Student fellows present autopsy cases and Departmental and hospital conferences, attend Departmental lectures and Grand Rounds, and are encouraged to participate in laboratory teaching.
There is an informational meeting in winter (announced during second year lectures, and in email), where you can also meet current and former student fellows. Interested students can sign up for an "interview" meeting shortly thereafter. In general, four student fellows are selected from each second year class: two students to take the fellowship after their second year, and two to join the Department after third year.