Structured Formal Education

Once a month, residents and fellows meet for a Management Conference with Dr. Ducatman. She presents a case scenario of a management problem from focused on a management or informatics theme. The forum is an interactive discussion with questions and suggestions form the residents. The conference is supplemented with a handout of related materials.

Residents must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population. Residents are expected to:

  • Demonstrate respect, compassion, and integrity; a responsiveness to the needs of patients and society that supercedes self-interest with prompt response to calls from any clinical lab, faculty and clinicians during their clinical pathology and on-call rotations and accountability for this.
  • Exhibit a commitment to excellence and on-going professional development by utilizing the study materials within the department including the slide file, the image data base, and books and journals for their own professional advancement.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethical principles pertaining to provision of pathology services, confidentiality of patient information, informed consent, and business practices
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior with the faculty, clinicians, their peers, and the administrative, technical and clerical staff of the hospital.


  • Rotation evaluation
  • 360o Global evaluation