On-Call and Other Responsibilities
Residents on anatomic pathology services cover the weekend autopsy service on a rotational basis. Residents on university surgical pathology service, handle night and weekend frozen sections with faculty, and are on call every third night for this service. Clinical pathology night and weekend call is taken on a rotational basis by residents on clinical pathology services. One resident covers all laboratories and is available after hours by pager to manage laboratory related problems, to consult with clinicians concerning laboratory tests or procedures, and to interface between clinicians and technologists. The resident is always called first; however, faculty are available by pager for backup.
Pathology residents are appointed to the following Hospital Advisory Subcommittees on a rotational basis with residents from other departments: Infection Control, Cost Containment, Information Systems, and Transfusion. On these committees they are involved in discussion of clinical problems as they relate to the laboratories.