Gynecologic Pathology Rotation

Gynecologic Pathology sample

Endocervical adenocarcinoma

Case Mix

Approximately 6,000 specimens annually, from the spectrum of processes seen in gynecologic pathology, including:

  • Developmental and genetic abnormalities
  • Ectopias
  • Hormone-related lesions
  • Infectious and inflammatory processes, and a variety of neoplasms
Rotation Structure

This month-long rotation provides exposure to gynecologic pathology through:

  • Daily involvement in the workup of cases
  • Examining and reviewing gross tissue specimens and histologic sections
  • Ordering appropriate special stains and molecular and cytogenetic studies
  • Constructing pathology reports, including synoptic reports for malignant neoplasms
  • Communicating with clinicians
  • Comprehensive glass-slide and digitized-study sets with extensive metadata covering all important lesions
Daily Schedule

This rotation is based on repetitions of a two-day cycle:

  • First day
    • Morning gynecologic specimen biopsy sign-out
    • Gross gynecologic specimens after morning sign-out is completed
  • Second day
    • Morning gynecologic biopsies sign-out
    • Afternoon surgical specimen sign-out of specimens prosected the prior day (same attending)
    • Review literature pertinent to signed-out cases, and review important gynecologic lesions in study sets
Subspecialty Conferences
Research Opportunities

There are many opportunities to become involved with clinical and/or translational research within pathology or in collaboration with the clinical programs in women's health.

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program at Cedars-Sinai, please call or send a message to Program Coordinator, Chau Nguyen.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
8700 Beverly Blvd., Room 8709
Los Angeles, CA 90048-1804