Daily Duties and Responsibilities

Based on their level of training, residents are provided increasing autonomy with close faculty supervision. The residents have the previewing all specimens during their rotation. This includes review of the pertinent clinical history, review of the findings, and discussion with the faculty technical staff for cytogenetic techniques when necessary.

Residents are instructed in cytogenetics techniques by the technical staff. They are expected to preview karyotypes and FISH for as many cases as possible prior to signing out. However, the resident will review all cases with the lab director. With faculty guidance, residents are responsible for directly deciding what additional ancillary studies may be necessary in order to complete each case.