An Introduction of Pathology: Life, Practice, and being a good resident
Lihui Qin, MD, PhD.
Department of Pathology
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
1. The basic level:
How to survive;
2. Mid level:
To be a good resident;
3. Advanced level:
To be a great pathologist.
1. The basic level: How to survive;
(1). Patient care is always your first priority!
Be on time!!!
(2). Most mistakes pathologists made are mixing up specimens!
Be organize and careful!!!
(3). Be a team player:
Patient care unit
You will learn a lot from your classmates;
Pathology world is small!
Be helpful for others!
(4). Communication skills
(5). Be truthful.
2. Mid level: To be a good resident;
(1). Grossing specimen:
Gross description and Photograph
Never be shy to ask for help!!!
Potential legal case
(2). Signing out with attending:
Preview all slides;
Make your own diagnosis;
Follow-up levels, special stains, etc.
Communicate with clinicians if needed
(3). Self studies:
Learn from your own cases;
Learn from your peers’ cases;
3. Advanced level: To be a great pathologist.
(1). Mechanisms of diseases
(2). Update your knowledge
(3). Sharp your communication skills
about Dr. Qin:
Qin, Lihui, MD & PhD
Positions and Employment
1986 - 1990 Practice Research Professor, Institute of Occupational Medicine, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, Beijing, China
1994 - 1999 Research fellow/Assistant Research Scientist, Departments of Surgery and Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
1999 - 2000 Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Gene Therapy and Molecular Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.
1999 - 2002 Resident, Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.
2002 – 2003 Fellow, GI and transplantation pathology, Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.
2003 – 2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Vascular Biology and Transplantation Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
2006 - Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.
1995 - 1999 Member, American Association of Immunologists
1996 - 1999 Member, American Society of Gene Therapy
2002 - member, College of American Pathologists
Honors: 1995 American Association of Immunologists Travel Award