Daily Duties and Responsibilities

The resident travels with faculty to seven outreach hospitals for regular scheduled laboratory visits and medical staff meetings. During the WVU portion, the resident may be asked to help solve a UML or WVUH laboratory problem, initiate or develop a new test (including analysis of workload measurement and planning), assist in choosing new equipment (including cost/benefit analysis, self-inspect a laboratory section and participate in continuing education for technical staff. By the end of the rotation, the resident should appreciate that the role of management in a pathologist’s professional work life is important and deserving of continuous involvement and learning, become familiar with key management knowledge that can facilitate and guide learning activities, know the basic skill sets associated with personal leadership and group leadership, understand one’s own areas of strength and weakness in terms of leadership, develop a strategy for finding a job and understand the purpose of lab accreditation and become familiar with CAP criteria.