Surgical Pathology Suite
The surgical pathology suite opened less than one year ago and is located directly across from the operating rooms. The suite is equipped with the most recent technology. All of the grossing benches are adjustable, with chairs available for those who prefer to sit. One bench is designated for frozen sections, which is located adjacent to the microtomes and stains. There is also a photography "studio" that is optimized for gross photography. In the back entrance of the surgical pathology suite there are two multi-headed scopes, projection screens, personal workstations, and a kitchenette.
First year residents are paired in an office with one or two third year residents. Each resident has his or her own microscope, personal computer, bookshelf, and file cabinet. The offices are located in the same hallway as faculty and support staff, so expert opinions are only a few steps away. The resident offices also have small refrigerators to store food and beverages. Second year residents are located in a spacious office near the clinical laboratories. Fourth year residents are paired or have individual offices.
The resident library is located in one of the multi-headed scope rooms near the resident offices. The library contains a large selection of recently published books for resident use. Fortunately, most of the reference books are too heavy to remove, so our collection remains relatively complete. There is also a smaller reference library in the surgical pathology suite located on the second floor of the hospital. The medical center library provides 24 hour on-line access to a wide selection of pathology journals.
Most of the resident conferences and seminars occur in this room located next to the resident offices. There is a brand new microscope camera, a large selection of journals, and a multi-headed scope. Please refer to the conference schedule to learn more about the resident lectures and seminars.