IU School of Medicine



Students may satisfy the requirements for the pathology education elective in several ways: 1. Students may serve as teaching assistants in Pathologic Basis of Disease. This requires preparing for and attending all lab sessions during the month as well as editing lab manuals, helping with lab setup, and creating new teaching materials. This may include gross and microscopic photography. Students may be asked to help with administration of examinations held in the library computer lab. 2. Students will complete an independent project during the rotation creating study materials to be used in the courses (quizzes, PowerPoints etc.). Examples of previous projects include creation of 25 questions that can be posted to the class question bank, case study PowerPoint presentation of 40-50 slides, creating new reference images with labels. 3. Students may participate in a combination of the first 2 activities to be arranged with the faculty. Students are expected to be working on the elective from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Monday-Thursday. Lab sessions with the 2nd-year students meet from 1:00-3:00 PM on M-Th. Preparation for the next week's labs are made on Friday mornings. The exact break-down for the above requirements will depend on the time of year that the student is enrolled in the elective. For example, we do not have second year medical students during the month of May. Therefore, elective students will spend more time on their independent project and preparing educational material for the following academic year.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Hollyn Mangione (hmangion@iupui.edu)

Director: Ashley Inman, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Medical Science Building (IUSM), IU Health University Hospital, IU Health Methodist Hospital, Eskenazi Health Services, and IU Health Pathology Laboratory (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Identify areas of weakness in their basic pathology knowledge and review these areas by completing an independent project (MK3)
  • 2) Practice how to be educators through helping students during labs, review sessions, etc (ISC5)
  • 3) Recognize attributes of a strong educator (PBLI1)


  • Professional Development Evaluation Form; (The students are assessed both by observation and on their independent projects. The course director and elective coordinator both have input on the student's final grade).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 20-24

Time Distribution: 60% Study & Prep; 30% Laboratory; 10% Lecture/Conference

Elective Type Category: PD - Professional Development

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Hollyn Mangione (hmangion@iupui.edu) THIS COURSE MAY BE ADDED/DROPPED WITH 7 DAYS NOTIFICATION. Pathology education coordinator will contact students approximately 1 week before the start of the elective with information about the elective

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: Yes

Detaials for Service Learning: