Other Expectations

  • Read sections on Management, Clinical Chemistry, and related sections in Henry’s Laboratory Medicine Textbook
  • Learn the names of the instruments in use at WVU for chemistry testing, and make a list of the tests performed on each. This is done be reviewing the procedure manuals for the chemistry laboratory.
  • Review lectures on “Plasma Proteins and Protein Electrophoresis” and “Monoclonal Gammopathies” as self-study or with Dr. Stead,
  • Participate in the evaluation of, any new chemistry test being introduced at West Virginia University Hospitals (WVUH). Provide short talks on such tests to staff pathologists, residents in clinical pathology, and to outreach labs.
  • Identify cases suitable for use in an educational case presentation to staff pathologists and other residents in clinical pathology. These will also be used as continuing education topics for medical laboratory personnel.
  • Provide a lecture to staff pathologists and other residents in clinical pathology on a case or subject. Offer this same lecture as a continuing education topic to the laboratories where we provide medical director services through University Medical Laboratories.
  • Conduct a mock CAP inspection of the WVUH Clinical Chemistry Laboratory using the most recent checklist available (PGY 3-4).
  • Residents may also spend at least one of their months in Chem/Immuno at CAMC, and all residents will rotate through the CAMC toxicology laboratory.