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This article narrates a multifaceted educational journey undertaken by a medical student through a weekly SCRAPS (surgery, clinical disciplines, radiology, anatomy, psychiatry and laboratory sciences) clinicopathological meeting held in the College of Medicine & Health Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman. Through a presentation titled ‘Unveiling Cancer’, the multidisciplinary and interprofessional audience witnessed a simulated interaction between a medical student, a technologist peer and tutors in medicine, pathology and radiology. The presentation was based on the complexities of presentation, diagnosis and management of a patient with anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, in the aftermath of a bone marrow transplantation. After describing the case, the student shared with the audience a spectrum of learning objectives, which included integration in the complex world of contemporary medicine, insight into the triumphs and travails of technology (immunohistochemistry) and peer collaboration, communication and mentorship.


Clinico-Pathological Conference Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma Immunohistochemistry Medical Education Oman.

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Lakhtakia, R., Burney, I., Qureshi, A., Al-Azawi, S., Al-Badi, H., & Al-Hajri, S. (2015). Unveiling Cancer. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 15(3), 405–410. Retrieved from

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