Tulane University Health Sciences
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
1430 Tulane Avenue SL-79
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory medicine contributes significantly to a broad range of education programs on campus, including undergraduate medical education, pathology residency training, pathology fellowship training, biomedical science graduate training (Ph.D.) and postdoctoral research training.
The individual research laboratories offer post-doctoral fellowships. The trainees undertake a major research project under the guidance of the principal investigator of the laboratory. As part of this process the fellows learn the field that they are researching in depth. They are taught how to carry out a successful research program. This includes the teaching of methodology, and how to formulate hypotheses, design well-controlled experiments and critically evaluate results. Fellows are taught how to write manuscripts and give scientific presentations. They are required to present their results in the weekly departmental research seminars. They are expected to attend the departmental research seminars and ground rounds as well as the research meetings of their individual laboratories. The goal at the end of the training period is that fellows are prepared to conduct an independent research program and to successfully obtain research support.
Electives in Pathology provide students an excellent opportunity of broadening their knowledge of medicine and determining their level of interest in the specialty. The electives are designed to give students direct knowledge of the central role pathology plays in the diagnosis of diseases, which are valuable for students going into almost any clinical specialty. Both general and sub-specialty electives in Pathology are available.
Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5224 email@example.com