Pathology residency is a four-year programme with emphasis on patients' service, teaching and research. During the tenure of residency, the residents shall rotate through the following sections:
- Chemical Pathology;
- Haematology/Blood Bank;
During their rotation through various phases, residents are expected to learn laboratory administration, technical methodologies, quality assurance and control procedures, liaison with other clinicians in the Hospital, training of technologists and general day-to-day work within the clinical laboratory. Their academic activities include help in teaching and active involvement in research projects. The responsibilities are geared to the level of residency year. First year residents are given more practical and day-to-day work and as they go up the ladder, their responsibilities are increased within the lab along with teaching and research commitments. Residents at all levels are expected to participate in the postgraduate programme of the Department and the clinical meetings within this Institution and the city. The Department encourages them to present their research findings at national/international meetings.
This programme is supervised by the Programme Director and Coordinators of various disciplines. This position is held by a faculty member of the Department of Pathology for a period of three years.
The Departmental Residency Committee (DRC) is comprised of faculty members representing all sections of the Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Director Residency and a representative of the residents (Chief Resident). It acts as a bridge between the Department of Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) and the Department of Pathology and Microbiology. The DRC looks after the residents' interests within the Department, including induction of new residents, promotions, graduations and their day-to-day activities.
For more information about the residency programme, please refer to the Residency Manual.
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