The following fictional case is intended as a learning tool within the Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME), a set of national standards for teaching pathology. These are divided into three basic competencies: Disease Mechanisms and Processes, Organ System Pathology, and Diagnostic Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology. For additional information, and a full list of learning objectives for all three competencies, see http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2374289517715040.1.
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- Crohn’s disease
- gastrointestinal tract
- idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease
- immune-related disorders of the bowel
- organ system pathology
- pathology competencies
- ulcerative colitis