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Acad Pathol. 2018 Jun 11;5:2374289518770173. doi: 10.1177/2374289518770173. eCollection 2018 Jan-Dec.

Educational Case: Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma.

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Department of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth, Duluth, MN, USA.


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


cytology diagnostic certainty; endocrine; endocrine neoplasms; fine needle aspiration cytology; medullary thyroid carcinoma; organ system pathology; pathology competencies

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