Surgical Pathology sign-out happens in a bright, third-floor suite with windows, multi-headed microscopes, and computers for every workstation. With all the attendings and residents in one room, collaboration is the rule, not the exception.
Dr. Sara Johnston reviews cases during preview time. Surgical pathology residents have protected time every day to preview their cases.
In addition to cutting in specimens, Troy Leewright, pathology assistant, assists with frozen sections and teaches new residents how to be fast in the gross room.
Most days start at 8 a.m. with a morning conference. Tom Andrews, a former Post-Sophomore Fellow, practices grossing skills on a hard-boiled egg during a conference on GU pathology.
Sarah Hackman, MD, lectures fellow residents on laboratory methods as part of the CP curriculum. Residents participate in many teaching opportunities: resident lectures, multidisciplinary tumor boards, interdisciplinary conferences, medical student lectures and continuing education for laboratory technologists. Every resident is given a desk with lockable shelves, computer, and a microscope. The resident’s office also has a library and multi-headed scope, so that senior residents can teach junior residents (especially useful with unknown conferences). Residents also receive a book fund.
Our labs are equipped with state-of-the-art analyzers. Tom Andrews, a Post-Sophomore Fellow, works up a lymphoma with eight-color flow cytometry.
Residents and faculty at the 2014 ASCP annual meeting in Tampa, Florida. Research is encouraged by the department, including financial support to attend and present at national meetings.