Residents interact with clinical specialty residents, clinical faculty, and technologists under close faculty supervision. Residents discuss the diagnoses of unusual cases with the attending faculty member and microbiology supervisor. The faculty microbiologist is responsible for all microbiology diagnoses.
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. Communication of results and issues to clinicians occurs after discussion with a faculty member.