Molecular Pathology Rotation (AP-2)
- Dr. Jeffrey Sklar
- Dr. Pei Hui
During their rotation on the autopsy service, AP-1 residents will also be assigned additional responsibilities in either Neuropathology or Molecular Diagnostics. These responsibilities need to be balanced with the needs of the autopsy service, and that allocation is the decision of the senior resident on the service. In general, autopsy responsibilities will take precedence over the molecular pathology responsibilities.
As part of a program to introduce trainees to the evolving and expanding diagnostic repertoire available in the practice of pathology, residents on the autopsy service will shadow activities in the anatomic pathology molecular diagnostics laboratory. This experience is available as an elective.
Additional Resident Duties and Responsibilities
- Shadow the daily activities in the clinical molecular diagnostics laboratory
- Read papers as assigned
- Attend the Friday afternoon molecular signout
Additional Goals and Objectives for the Autopsy/Molecular Rotation
- understand the scope of molecular tests available in the molecular diagnostics lab
- understand how to interpret the data resulting from these tests
- appreciate the limitations of the techniques and pitfalls of the interpretations
Practice-based Learning and Improvement:
- Begin to appreciate the value of ancillary testing beyond the traditional gross and histologic examination of the specimen