Length of Time: 2 blocks (4 weeks each)
The hematopathology rotation is designed to train residents in the practice of modern hematopathology. Upon completion of the rotations, the resident should be able to interpret the results of a variety of diagnostic procedures, including conventional morphology, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, cytogenetics and molecular genetics.
The pathology resident on service will be actively involved in the work-up and interpretation of hematologic tissue (primarily lymph nodes and bone marrow) under the guidance and supervision of the attending. Residents actively engage in management/triage decisions regarding lymph node and/or extranodal biopsies for possible use in ancillary studies, including flow cytometry, cytogenetics, immunohistochemistry, molecular/genotypic analysis, and/or tissue culture as indicated.
The resident will assume increasing responsibility for the review of all hematopathology related specimens, promoting progressive development in the resident’s basic knowledge and decision-making abilities.
Integration of diagnostic modalities, with an emphasis on clinical correlation, is the primary goal of the rotation. The department of pathology is fortunate to have a close-knit relationship with the very active hematology/oncology service at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, which provides the opportunity for thorough collaboration with clinicians for optimal patient management. Additionally, residents are encouraged to attend conferences to acquire a multidisciplinary perspective on cases.
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