Clinical pathology rotations include many high-volume services, with approximately 180,000 tests combined per month. Clinical pathology has completed about 800 bone marrow biopsies and 1,800 flow cytometry cases in 2018.
Through structured didactic education and patient-centered service work, residents are expected to achieve competency in many areas of the clinical pathology laboratory, with rotations in:
- Clinical Chemistry
- Flow Cytometry
- HLA Typing
- Laboratory Management
- Different aspects of Molecular Pathology
- Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking
Residents rotate through all services and acquire an understanding of basic methodologies, test menus and service complexities. Residents learn the basic principles of quality control, quality assurance and the fundamental concepts required to act as a consultant.
Upon completion of the required rotations, residents are able to function effectively in the clinical pathology environment. Following the graduated responsibility concept, our laboratory management training includes direct training with management personnel and allows residents to better understand the elements of finance and strategy that impact laboratory operations in our current practice climate.
Residents also have the opportunity for elective time in any area of the laboratory, as well as the opportunity to successfully complete research projects, including quality improvement initiatives.