Clinical Pathology Conferences
During their first week of CP training, all new residents receive a series of intensive "survival" lectures to familiarize them with the scope, organization, and operations of the various laboratories, and to prepare them for their rotations.
Morning Report (Mondays - 9:00 AM)
This conference is a presentation and discussion of the most challenging "on-call" cases encountered during the preceding weekend.
Didactic Conference (Tuesdays and Thursdays - 8:30 AM)
Presented by the laboratory medicine and associated faculty, this conference provides the major instruction to prepare residents for their Pathology Board examinations.
Formal Laboratory Rounds (Wednesdays - 8:30 AM)
Each of the clinical laboratories presents a unique case or specimen in the laboratory where residents, technologists, and attendings review the diagnosis and particularly relevant lab and methodologic issues.
Clinical Case Conference (Fridays - 8:30 AM)
This is a formal presentation by the residents of a case chosen to highlight the use of laboratory data in patient diagnosis and management. This conference is presented by the residents with assistance by the faculty and is often attended by clinicians involved in the patient's care. Case Conferences are occasionally posted on the department website if they have extra teaching value.
Research Seminar (Approximately every other week)
State-of-the-art topics and research-in-progress are presented by more senior departmental faculty, other faculty in the School of Medicine or Yale University, and invited speakers from other institutions. Senior laboratory medicine residents may also present the results of their clinical or research investigations at Research Seminar.
Journal Club (Monthly)
Residents present "hot" papers on a topic of their choosing and critically evaluate / analyze the data and approach.