On Call Duties

During clinical pathology call the resident provides first call consultation and problem solving. During this period, the residents will on average have at least one out of every seven days free of hospital duties. The resident is directly supervised by the CP faculty member on-call. While on-call, residents are supervised by a Faculty Member, who is available at all times, either via their office phone, pager, or home phone. During the WVU rotation, all calls are reviewed at an on-call conference. The resident is expected to be available to laboratory personnel, either in person or by pager, throughout the working day. No on call duties outside of regular laboratory working hours are assigned to the resident at CAMC.

Due to the at-home nature of call, the call duties are constructed in the following fashion consistent with the rest of the program.

Communication with On-duty Faculty

During general working hours, the on service teaching faculty is available in person; other faculty members are available by scheduled appointment, by phone, by pager, and most of the time residents may just feel free to walk into their offices. During the on call hours, the teaching faculty is continuously available either at home by phone or by pager.

Structured Education and Management of the Chemistry/Immunology Laboratory

The residents attend scheduled quality assurance, laboratory safety, and other appropriate staff meetings, as they relate to laboratory management. As opportunity provides, residents will be allowed to participate in CAP laboratory accreditation activities, including self-inspections and inspections of other institutions. Residents are urged to attend an Inspector Training Course provided by the CAP.

Rotation Evaluation

  • Resident portfolio of cases of the month, presentations to medical technologist, and clinical consult cases.
  • Review of resident portfolio yearly to assess improvement and discuss self-education
  • Chem/Immuno score for the in-service examination compared to national means
  • 360o Global evaluation
  • Scores on portion of quarterly quizzes related to chemical/immunology.