Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Students in the graduate program gain experience in oral and maxillofacial pathology practice, surgical pathology, clinical management of patients with disorders of the head and neck, pathology laboratory management and teaching and research skills for enhancement of an academic career.
The students will become involved in activities essential in the development of an oral and maxillofacial pathologist including clinical oral pathology consultations in the dental school clinics, daily biopsy review sessions where the student learns histopathologic diagnosis and the process of composing a pathology report; pathology laboratory management, tissue and slide preparation.
Mentoring in classroom instruction and lecture preparation and interaction with medical and dental colleagues on issues of patient care are included.
In addition to formal coursework and clinical activities within the dental school setting the student will participate in 12 months of general pathology rotations at UNC Health. Other rotations determined by the student’s interests are scheduled in July of the second year.