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Microbiology Rotation

Cedars-Sinai Microbiology samples

The goal of this 2 1/2-month rotation is for the resident to develop the necessary skills to function as a pathologist in a modern clinical pathology environment. The rotation includes a combination of bench-level training, case-based learning with infectious disease specialists, and interactive didactic sessions.

Rotation Structure

The microbiology rotation utilizes:

  • Didactics
  • Daily rounding in the laboratory
  • Interaction with clinical laboratory scientists
  • Active experience at the bench investigating epidemiologic issues and laboratory management.

Supplemental didactics are provided on a daily basis, and there are specific reading assignments.

Daily Schedule
  • 9 a.m. — Problems rounds
  • 10 a.m. — Bench assignment
  • 11 a.m. — Laboratory rounds
  • 1 p.m. — Lecture
  • 2 p.m. — Infectious disease rounds (Mondays and Wednesdays); Project or test (Tuesdays); Laboratory management (Thursdays and Fridays)
  • 4 p.m. — Reading
Subspecialty Conferences
  • Infectious disease grand rounds
  • Antimicrobial stewardship committee meeting
  • Microbiology quality assurance meeting
  • Microbiology laboratory test development 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