Resident Conferences

A weekly conference is held on clinical pathology, each Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The CP conferences consist of faculty presentations and case-based resident presentations. The faculty-guided sessions follow chapters and topics in McClatchy’s Clinical Laboratory Medicine.

The required resident conferences in anatomic pathology are held as described below:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Anatomic Pathology Didactic Core Curriculum Conference (7:30 – 8:30 a.m.); Topics cover all areas of anatomic pathology. Chapters and topics in Rosai and Ackerman’s Surgical Pathology are also covered. These lectures incorporate formal PowerPoint or kodachrome presentations, as well as scope sessions with slide review and gross conferences. The schedule will be announced monthly by the chief resident. The faculty schedule for the AP didactic lectures is published annually. The faculty’s curriculum will be repeated every two years.
  • Wednesdays:
    • Every First Wednesday of Each Month: Gross/Micro Conference (7:30 – 8:30 a.m., ); a 20-minute scholarly resident presentation is given with a 10-minute group discussion. The case and topic presented may be on anatomic or clinical pathology, with emphasis on interrelating disciplines. Presentations should include literature references and may combine pathobiology, physiology, molecular biology and other related fields. Two different residents will present during the hour-long conference. The chief resident will provide the residents with assigned dates at the beginning of each year.
    • Every Second Wednesday of Each Month: Monthly Anatomic Pathology Quality Assurance Meeting; Faculty members and residents are encouraged to bring interesting and challenging cases to be discussed at this forum. Participants may bring multiple cases to share if time permits. The chief resident moderates this forum.
    • Every Third through Fifth Wednesdays of Each Month: Anatomic Pathology Unknowns Conference; this conference features unknowns selected by the resident assigned to guide that week’s conference. Residents will select four or five interesting and educational slide cases. The cases may or may not be related, and the slides will be provided for review by the residents at least one week in advance with a case history. Preferably, two sets of slides will be made, so that one set is available at UF Health Shands Hospital and the other set is available at the Malcom Randall Veterans Administration Medical Center. Following each presentation, case histories with the diagnoses and a printout of the presentation are to be given to Karen Hyde for the Anatomic Pathology Archival Slide File. Residents are assigned to specific dates by the chief resident at the beginning of every year.
  • Fridays: Resident-Directed Conferences and Scope Sessions(7:30 – 8:30 a.m.)
    • Fourth or Fifth Friday of Each Month: Journal Club; the purpose of journal club is threefold, to:
      1. Learn how to critically assess the medical literature;
      2. Review a specific recent topic; and
      3. Develop a pattern of lifelong learning that includes a critical review of the current and pertinent medical literature.

The sponsoring attending will chose recent articles or a classic article (Review articles are usually not suitable topics for journal club.). Appointed residents will critically review the articles and present them at the journal club. The attending will be at the journal club, but the resident is responsible for presenting the article(s) and fostering discussion.

  • Business/Regulatory Conferences for Residents:These lectures are given throughout the year and address Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competency number six, Systems-Based Practice. Topics include:
    1. Medicare Reimbursement: A Historical Perspective
    2. CLIA: Understanding Compliance and Enforcement
    3. CAP Inspections
    4. The Compliance Trilogy | Part I: Reporting and Billing Compliance
    5. The Compliance Trilogy | Part II: Research Compliance
    6. The Compliance Trilogy | Part III: HIPAA
    7. CPT Coding (Procedures)
    8. ICD-9 Coding (Diagnoses)
    9. Laboratory Reimbursement and Laboratory Cost Accounting
    10. Coordination of Insurance Benefits
    11. Managed Care: The Fast Track
    12. Torts, Malpractice Insurance, and Your First Employment Contract