Clinical Chemistry Rotation
The goal of this two-month rotation is to provide the resident with an understanding of the wide and varied scope of laboratory diagnostics in clinical chemistry.
- A basic understanding of disease pathologies assessed via clinical chemistry testing
- Methodology principles
- Specimen types
- Appropriate interpretation and clinical use of tests
- Method validation considerations
- Quality assurance and quality control
The clinical chemistry rotation includes:
- Rounding in the laboratory
- Physician interaction with clinical laboratory scientists (also known as medical technologists)
- Bench experience
- Understanding of sample testing processes
- Learning laboratory management, including participation in staff meetings
The broader approach of regular bench rotations, followed by didactics and case study review with the director of chemistry and/or clinical laboratory scientists, forms the basis for the total experience.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 11 a.m. Tuesday — Lab transformational medicine meeting
- 11 a.m. all days but Tuesday — Didactics/meeting with director of chemistry (time can vary)
- Noon — Conference (when scheduled)
- 1:30 p.m. — Bench assignment (when scheduled)
- 2 p.m. Mondays — Core lab SET meeting
- 2 p.m. Fridays — LSS SET meeting
- 4 p.m. — Reading and study time
- Core laboratory quality assurance meeting
- Core laboratory staff meeting
- Laboratory support services quality assurance meeting
- Cedars-Sinai laboratory transformational medicine (test/resource utilization) meeting
Have Questions or Need Help?
If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program at Cedars-Sinai, please call or send a message to Program Coordinator, Chau Nguyen.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
8700 Beverly Blvd., Room 8709
Los Angeles, CA 90048-1804