Rotation Schedule

   PGY4 PGY3 PGY2 PGY1
 Block 1
 Hot Seat  HEME Blood Bank Autopsy
 Block 2  VA Clinical Elective VA Surgical Gross
 Block 3  Blood Bank VA Clinical HEME Gross
 Block 4  Hot Seat Blood Bank Chemistry Autopsy
 Block 5  Elective Microbiology VA Surgical Gross
 Block 6  HEME VA Surgical VA Clinical Gross
 Block 7  Molecular Hot Seat VA Surgical VA Clinical
 Block 8  Advanced Surgical VA Surgical Micro HEME
 Block 9  Lab Management Elective Hot Seat Chemistry
 Block 10  Molecular VA Surgical Cytopathology VA Clinical
 Block 11  Chemistry Hot Seat Elective HEME
 Block 12  Elective VA Clinical Hot Seat VA Surgical
 Block 13  Elective Hot Seat Advanced Surgical Blood Bank

Call

  • Each resident takes primary AP/CP call for a week at a time, typically seven weeks per year
  • Residents rotate major holidays, usually amounting to one major holiday per year
  • Staff pathologist is on call with resident at all times
  • C/P call consists mainly of occasional clinical chemistry and blood banking phone calls
  • Resident is responsible for occasional bone marrow biopsies and aspirates on weekend
  • Residents take beeper call from home; there are no call rooms

Frozen Sections

  • Staff pathologist is responsible for being physically present for all frozen sections
  • On-call resident assists with frozen sections
  • When possible, resident will perform frozen section and inform requesting physician of diagnosis

Autopsies

  • Resident on call is not responsible for forensic autopsies, unless arrangements have been made with forensic pathologist and/or assistant coroners for Minnehaha County
  • Resident on call is responsible for all weekend autopsies done at the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center and Sanford USD Medical Center (excluding forensic), unless so directed by forensic pathologist.