Residents show the ability to analyze practice experience and perform practice-based improvement activities using a systematic methodology, including:
Evaluating their consultative reports for diagnostic and typographical errors, and assessing for suboptimal specimen quality
Resident are given results of their concordance with staff diagnoses and are expected to use this information to direct their studying and improve their diagnostic acumen.
As senior residents, actively participate in monthly Clinical Pathology Quality Assurance Committee meetings, learning how to identify and report on a variety of QA monitors (case turnaround time, mislabeled/unlabeled specimens, clotted specimens, etc.).
Residents show ability to locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to patients’ health care problems, including:
Perform literature search and review to find relevant scientific references to aid in the workup of LN/BM/Flow problems (computer-based searches).
Obtain and incorporate information about their patient population (via COPATH computer searches and medical records chart review) for clinicopathologic study of selected diseases.
Discuss and study designs and statistical methods to the appraisal of clinical studies and other information on diagnostic and therapeutic effectiveness.
Residents demonstrate competency in the use of information technology to manage information, access on-line medical information, and support their own education, including:
Accessing of patient clinical information and previous pathology accessions via Medsite and Copath.
Performance of computer searches of the medical literature.
Accessing websites pertaining to LN/BM/Flow.
Residents actively participate in the teaching of medical students and other health care professionals employed in the clinical pathology section, including:
Teaching medical students as lecturers (senior residents only), leaders in small groups and laboratory sections.
Teaching medical technologists and other clinical residents during LN/BM/Flows rotations.
Review of rotation evaluation yearly to assess improvement and discuss self-education
West Virginia University
School of Medicine
1 Medical Center Drive
P.O. Box 9100
Morgantown, WV 26506-9600