Educational Materials & Resources
Residents’ Library & Subscriptions
The residents have their own library located in the resident office area. There is an annual fund of $1,500 that allows it to be updated on a continual basis. Many of these books come with on-line subscriptions that all the residents have access to. The program also has a subscription to the California Tumor Tissue Registry. The CTTR sends the program unique and rare slides on a bi-monthly basis that programs may not otherwise have an opportunity to view.
Laboratory Management University (LMU)
All residents are enrolled in LMU, a 30-plus hour, modular, online, curriculum-based program which provides a comprehensive introduction to a wide range of laboratory management competencies. Various modules are assigned for completion during each year of residency.
Teaching Slide Sets
Our residency boasts a constantly growing slide collection, covering all areas of anatomic pathology. Cases included range from the common “bread and butter” pathology to the rare and exotic. Glass slides are readily accessible and organized in a “user friendly” manner. Furthermore, through the use of imaging technology, we are in the process of digitalizing our entire library. This will make slides available at a keystroke and immortalize them for future residents. In addition, each faculty member has their own sets of teaching slides on various organs systems, and are always willing to share them with our residents.
Multi-Headed Teaching Microscopes
There are several multi-headed microscopes throughout the Department. The Hematopathology sign-out room has a 10 headed microscope that is connected to a monitor so residents and students are able to participate in sign-outs. The Surgical Pathology area has 3 separate multi-headed microscopes – two 5 headed and one 10 headed microscope. This is very conducive to the subspecialty sign-out system.
The residents have their own 10 headed microscope in their office area that is also attached to a monitor, where the residents can collectively review slides for unknown conferences, as well as slide sets, difficult or unique cases.
Last and certainly not least, the chairman’s conference room has an 18 headed microscope attached to a monitor. This conference room is used for unknown conferences, the daily peer review conference, as well as other conferences. There is also a wall mounted monitor which enables a large audience to participate in the conferences.