The resident may obtain FNA specimens under direct faculty supervision. Residents discuss cytopreparatory techniques for unusual cases with the attending faculty member and cytology supervisor. The faculty pathologist is responsible for the final diagnoses of all cytopathology cases.
The on service teaching faculty members are physically present during standard operating hours; faculty members not physically present are rapidly available by phone or pager. At all times, a supervising faculty member is on-call for evening and weekend questions. No diagnosis is communicated to the clinicians before a faculty member has evaluated the case.