I just got back from my first day of pathology. I stood there as the attending was grossing the specimens and dictating them for a few hours. Not much going on...I was just asking a few questions here and there and he answered. I asked the attending if he could point out some slides with pathology for me, which I think we will do tomm. My rotation is in a community hospital with no residency program. Is there anything else I should be doing? Do attendings allow students to gross? I think I can observe some autopsies in the coming weeks. Are students given the opportunity to do anything during autopsies? I am not sure what I can and cannot do as a student. Could you guys tell me what I could do to gain some good experience during this rotation which could help me in residency somewhat? He also recommended that I tag along with the ppl working in the micro lab or hematology... Any help would be appreciated... Thanks!