Resident Educational Conferences
Educational conferences are scheduled throughout the week on most mornings at 8-9 AM, as well as at lunch time (12-1 PM). These conferences consist of a series of recurring lectures/slide sessions, as well as individually scheduled lectures. The lectures are protected resident education time, during which they are excused from their clinical duties.
Weekly Autopsy Conference
Weekly autopsy case presentation prepared by the residents on service, with a focus on gross pathologic findings and clinical-gross-pathologic correlation.
Weekly Resident Rounds
Resident initiated and run conference, where we teach each other everything from bread and butter pathology to the zebras. Emphasis on diagnostic thought process, work up, differentials and correlation between gross and histologic findings.
Weekly Frozen Section Conference
Unknown frozen conference, run by the attending on frozen section the preceding week who presents real life intraoperative consultation cases they encountered. There is an emphasis on understanding not only diagnostic frozen pitfalls, but how the gross appearance aids in your frozen diagnosis, education on how and where to sample various tissues for frozen section, the limitations of frozen sections, as well as understanding the surgical implications of the frozen section diagnosis and how to communicate the results with our surgical colleagues.
Monthly Hematopathology Slide Sessions
Dr. Pullarkat’s curated slide sessions includes both bone marrow as well as lymph node pathology, exposing residents all year round to high quality cases with important learning points and different diagnoses.
Monthly Blood Bank Series
Residents are provided conferences on a range of transfusion medicine topics including immunohematology, apheresis, transfusion reactions, and donor center issues. Transfusion medicine attendings and staff work together to present lectures in this didactics series.
Monthly Coagulation Talks
A lecture series on coagulation provides residents with a foundation on essential topics such as platelet disorders, inherited and acquired coagulation disorders, and laboratory evaluation of hemostasis. This didactics series is a collaborative effort among transfusion medicine and hematopathology attendings as well as hematology/oncology clinicians.
Monthly Dermpath Rush Clinicopathologic Correlation
This conference is focused on dermatopathology cases submitted as rush specimens from our clinical dermatology colleagues, who also attend the conference and present the clinical history including photographs for clinocopathologic correlation.
Monthly Chemistry Lecture
Chemistry topics are presented to prepare residents for board examinations and CP calls. Lectures typically include a formal presentation supplemented by case studies and questions.
Weekly Cytology QA
Cytology fellows and attendings present interesting and educational cytology cases for resident review and education. On occasion, CAP surveys and other quality assurance/proficiency testing is reviewed as well.
Monthly Cytology Journal Club