Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 

​Summer Elective Rotation Program​ 2023​​

​​​​The four weeks program for elective rotation for medical students to Pathology and Laboratory Medicine covered all the broad areas of laboratory medicine. This rotation provided a comprehensive understanding of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and was designed to include didactic sessions,bench skills, interpretation of laboratory data, observation of laboratory​​ working and procedures. The ​​program was​ designed to help students develop analytical thinking while also providing comprehensive knowledge of laboratory management, quality control and safety measures required for the effective practice of laboratory medicine.

Overall objectives of the rotation were to:

  • Familiarize students with the organization of pathology services in primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings and the role of pathologists as core members in clinical decision ma​​king.
  • Provide an overview of each discipline of Pathology and Laboratory ​​Medicine and the range of diagnostic testing offered by each section.
  • Provide an understanding of the pre-analytical, analytical and post​-analytical aspects of laboratory medicine.
  • Develop interest in the field and provide exposure to Pathology residency program.​

The schedule was accordingly spread in the following days:

​Day 1
​Orientation Session
​Vice Chair, Educat​ion -
Dr Kausar Jabeen
​Day 2 –3
​Observation - Specimen collection
(Main Laboratory & Sopariwala Laboratory) 
​Chief Resident: Dr Saba Akram
​Day 4 -7 
​Microbiology (Tour & practical)
​Coordinator: Dr Afia Zafar
​Day 8 – 11
​Chemical Pathology (Tour & practical)
​Coordinator: Dr. Hafsa Majeed
​Day 12 – 13
​Molecular Pathology (Tour & practical)
​Coordinator: Dr. Zeeshan Ansar
​Day 14 – 17
​Haematology (Tour & practical)
​Coordinator: Dr. Anila Rashid
​Day 18 – 20
​ Histopathology (Tour & practical)
​Coordinator: Dr.​ Qurratulain Chundriger
​Day 21
​Feedback and post-test
Ms. ​Naseema Adnan