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Brief Overview Of Resident Morning Conference

The pathology residents have required morning conference every day from 8:00 to 9:00 am.  Morning conference presenters and attendees include residents, fellows, faculty, and staff, depending on the conference.  A variety of learning modalities are used.  Residents gain experience presenting to a group and receive feedback on their presentation skills.

Morning Conference Schedule Topics

Clinical Pathology

  • Interesting CP cases**
  • CP call review**
  • Coagulation
  • CP didactics
  • Informatics and laboratory management

Rotating topics

  • Pediatric pathology
  • Infectious disease
  • Hematopathology
  • Gross/autopsy pathology
  • Transfusion medicine**
  • Journal club**

Rotating topics

  • Surgical pathology unknowns
  • Hematopathology unknowns
  • Cytopathology
  • Resident Case of the Month

Pathology Grand Rounds once per month

Rosai textbook surgical pathology slide series. Follows an assigned reading schedule. The slide conference is given by a surgical pathologist with expertise in the topic being covered.


Rotating topics

  • Surgical pathology unknowns
  • AP call review**
  • Frozen section conference**
  • Wellness conference**
  • Resident group meeting**
  • Resident group meeting with program director
**indicates conferences where residents routinely present


Tumor Boards

Residents are encouraged to attend and present at multidisciplinary treatment planning conferences in order to gain a better understanding of the contribution of pathology to patient care.  Residents attend these conferences routinely during some rotations but are also encouraged to attend additional conferences, particularly in their area of interest.  Current treatment planning conferences supported by pathology include:

  • Sarcoma
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Gynecology
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Molecular Hematology
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • GI
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver
  • Thoracic
  • Head and Neck
  • Genitourinary
  • Breast
  • Melanoma
  • Pediatric solid tumor
  • Pediatric neuro-oncology
  • Thyroid and neck
  • Endocrinology
  • GVHD conference
  • Renal