The resident discusses any outreach issues or ongoing lab issues with the supervising faculty member prior to discussion with clinicians or technologists. The faculty pathologist is responsible for the direction of the laboratories.
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.