System Based Practice

Residents must demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of healthcare and the ability to call on system resources to provide pathology services that are of optimal value. Microbiology is a constantly evolving and expanding field. The challenge to the resident is to increase clinical expertise in microbiology yet also gain a deeper knowledge of the underlying biology. Reliance on system resources, such as PubMed, government (CDC, FDA) or organizational (CAP, CLSI) web sites and the World Wide Web are vital to finding the latest literature, methods, and clinical research in diagnostic microbiology. During the rotation, the resident is expected to use those resources to make presentations during laboratory rounds. The presentation will be evaluated on relevant aspects of the problem presented.


  • 360o Global evaluation