Gastroenterologists continue to find new ways to apply endoscopy in the evaluation and identification of luminal and extraluminal pathologies. This has resulted in rapid changes in the types of specimens received in the pathology lab, which can cause confusion. The major new procedures are reviewed with rationale for use, types of specimens received and issues in gross and microscopic handling of lesions.
Characterize traditional pathology training and evaluation methods.
Evaluate new instructional technologies – from theory to utility in pathology training.
Recognize the limitations of traditional and novel educational pedagogy.