Residency Lectures & Conferences

Morning report
(Mondays 9-10AM), a presentation and discussion of the most challenging on call cases encountered during the preceding week. 

Clinical Case Conference
(Fridays 8:30-9:30AM), a formal presentation by the residents of a case chosen to highlight the use of laboratory data in patient diagnosis and management. This conference is presented by the residents with assistance by the faculty and is often attended by clinicians involved in the patient's care. One case conference per month is designated as an AP/CP Case Conference and is jointly presented by the responsible Clinical Pathology and Anatomic Pathology residents.

Case Conferences are occasionally posted on the department website if they have extra teaching value.     

Journal Club
(monthly), at which residents present "hot" papers and subject them to critical analysis.

Didactic Conference
(biweekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-9:30AM) , presented by the laboratory medicine and associated faculty. This conference is the major relevant teaching experience to prepare residents for their Pathology Board examinations

Brown-bag conferences on Unknowns and for Special Subjects, often presented by junior faculty members.

Research Seminar
(biweekly), were state-of-the-art topics and research-in-progress are presented by more senior departmental faculty, other faculty in the School of Medicine or Yale University, and invited speakers from other institutions. Senior laboratory medicine residents may also present the results of their clinical or research investigations at Research Seminar.

Hematopathology conferences
(weekly), presented jointly by the residents and the hemepath fellow, with additional clinical input from the hematology and oncology fellows and both pathology and cytogenetics faculty.  

Coagulation Conference
(weekly), presented by the resident in the Hematology laboratory, again with input from the clinical hematology fellows.

Yale-New Haven Medical Center house staff lecture series, which covers topics of broad interest to all house staff and includes lectures on ethical, legal, economic and social issues in medical care.

There are also innumerable conferences presented by other School of Medicine and University departments which residents may selectively attend, as clinical responsibilities permit. more...