Daily Duties and Responsibilities

During month 3-4 of the Clinical Microbiology rotation, and during the Cytogenetics rotation, the resident will be the primary contact from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for all Molecular Diagnostics trouble-shooting and consultations. The resident is expected to be available to laboratory personnel, either in person or by pager, throughout the working day. The resident will interact with clinical colleagues as required.

During the rotation, the resident will evaluate adequacy of test ordering, and prepare daily sign-out of test results. In cases with unusual test results the resident will prepare a note to append to the results, and communicate directly with the ordering provider as necessary.

The resident will observe the Molecular Diagnostics procedures performed in the laboratory, and assist in trouble-shooting of assays.

The resident will prepare a 30-min presentation covering a topic within the field of Molecular Diagnostics for presentation to the technologists in the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, or Cytogenetics Laboratory

Senior residents (PGY3-4) may have the opportunity to take part in validation or research projects.

Throughout the rotation an emphasis is placed on critical analysis of data and literature including information from vendors.