Dr. Charles Hitchcock serves as Vice Chair of Education and heads the Education Branch. The department continues to build upon our past successes and constantly strives to be innovative in teaching. The use of virtual microscopic slides is increasingly becoming an integral component of local, national, and international courses.
The Department of Pathology provides continuing medical education to physicians in the OSU Medical Center, the community, the state of Ohio, and internationally. The department’s thirteen bi-weekly, Pathology Grand Rounds were designed to present a variety of state-of-the-art discussions of basic and clinical science topics of interest to the department’s faculty. In an effort to foster collaborative research efforts, three of the thirteen presenters came from outside of the Department of Pathology. The attendees, approximately 50 individuals on average per session, included research and clinical faculty, residents, and fellows from the Department of Pathology and other College of Medicine departments; graduate, undergraduate, and medical students; and laboratory technologists, as well as other staff members. Departmental faculty members provided specific topic conferences in autopsy pathology, surgical pathology subspecialities, transplant pathology, clinical pathology, and tumor pathology to a wide range of faculty within the College of Medicine. The department also offered Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits through our Annual Pathology Update Course that presents registrants with up to date talks by local and world leaders on various topics of surgical and clinical pathology, by Pathology Grand Rounds and local, national, and international meetings. Numerous departmental faculty, residents, and fellows participated in the highly successful Annual Surgical Pathology Update Course held during the fall in Columbus, directed by Dr. Wendy Frankel and Dr. Amy Gewirtz.
Dr. Traci Wilgus received the 2010-2011 Excellence in Teaching Award, presented to her during the College of Medicine Honors Convocation, for her outstanding efforts in graduate and undergraduate education.