Hematopathology / Immunology – 5 months
The program is designed to give a broad experience in diagnostic and clinical laboratory hematopathology and Immunology to the pathology residents rotating on the service.
Hematopathology I (4 months)
The objective of Hematopathology I (4 months) is to train pathologists with the set of skills needed to evaluate cases in the area of bone marrow and lymph node pathology. The residents are trained in the procurement and histologic evaluation of hematopoietic tissue (lymph node, bone marrow, spleen, etc). The pathology resident on service will be actively involved in the work-up and interpretation of hematologic tissue (primarily lymph nodes and bone marrow) utilizing ancillary studies such as flow cytometry, cytogenetics, molecular, and immunohistochemical stains under the guidance and supervision of the fellow and attending. The resident will incorporate these findings into a formalized comprehensive report. There is frequent interface in case work with dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, and neuropathology.
Hematopathology II (1 month)
The objective of Hematopathology II (1 month) is to train the resident in diagnostic techniques and testing used in immunology, laboratory hematology, and coagulation. This includes obtaining familiarity with a full range of standard procedures including immunopathology, hemoglobin analysis, hematology instrumentation, quality control, and laboratory management. In addition, formal review and sign-out of body fluids, hemoglobin analysis, and serum/urine protein electrophoresis with the hematopathology attending is also incorporated in the training.