Laboratory Medicine

This elective offers rotations through the clinical laboratories, including Blood Bank, Therapeutic Apheresis, Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, Hematology & Coagulations, Flow Cytometry, Immunology, Molecular Diagnostics, Microbiology and Virology. The student will work closely with residents, fellows, attendings, and laboratory staff; work up clinical cases under supervision; and attend morning report, case conference, journal club, clinical rounds, and didactic sessions. The student will have the opportunity to work with the resident on-call for at least one weekend day during the elective. The student can rotate through all laboratories, or focus on specific laboratories of interest. The goals of the elective are to learn appropriate usage and interpretation of laboratory tests, and to gain a better understanding of the theoretical and clinical underpinnings of Laboratory Medicine. This elective is appropriate for students considering a career in Laboratory Medicine or combined Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, but also for all students who will use clinical laboratory testing in their careers.

Length of Rotation: 2 or 4 weeks (maximum- 2 students)

Scheduling Restriction:  N/A      

Student's Class Level: 4th year or May/June of 3rd year

Prerequisite:  N/A   

Accept Visiting Students: US yes - International no 

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