Consultant to Other Physicians
The resident is expected to integrate laboratory findings from lymph nodes, bone marrows, and flow cytometry with the results of peripheral blood smears and body cavity fluid/ CSF specimens. Residents have the responsibility, under faculty supervision, of discussing the interpretive consultative reports with appropriate members of the clinical/surgical teams. Through their discussions with the clinical team members, the residents have the opportunity to directly impact patient care. The resident is expected to interact on a daily ongoing basis with the clinical hematology service in gathering important clinical history, reviewing slide material with the clinical services, and making recommendations for further assessment of hematopathology issues. Through their discussions with the clinical team members, the residents have the opportunity to directly impact patient care. Other departments on the WVUH campus, with ACGME approved post graduate training programs include, but are not limited to the following: Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Radiology, Surgery, and Urology.
The resident is expected to correlate lymph nodes and bone marrows with fine needle aspirates and previous surgical pathology specimens. Cases that show evidence of neoplasia may also require incorporation of ancillary studies, such as immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics, or gene rearrangement data into the appropriate report.