Lonely Life of a Clinical Pathologist: Thank You

I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has left comments on my past posts and shown encouragement to the topics discussed. I will be taking a break from blogging but wanted to encourage everyone in the clinical pathology field to keep up the hard work of patient care behind the scenes. I hope … Continue reading “Lonely Life of a Clinical Pathologist: Thank You”

The Lonely Life of a Clinical Pathologist: Finding a Mentor

Over the last few blog posts I have spoken about my involvement in the laboratory and hospital to find other people interested in clinical pathology. While this has helped fuel my passion for laboratory medicine, one of the issues that made me feel the loneliest was the responsibility I felt as a new pathologist and … Continue reading “The Lonely Life of a Clinical Pathologist: Finding a Mentor”

The Lonely Life of a Clinical Pathologist: Joining Committees

My first rotation in pathology was at a smaller community hospital; one of the pathologists there used to say, “If you aren’t at the table, you’re on the menu.” I’m not sure the source of this quote, but his point was  good pathologists are involved with different committees in the hospital system, not only to … Continue reading “The Lonely Life of a Clinical Pathologist: Joining Committees”

The Lonely Life of a Clinical Pathologist: Rounding with the Clinical Care Team

A recent article in Critical Values by Dr. H. Cliff Sullivan (Claiming Our Seat at the Cool Kid’s Table: A Rallying Call to Pathologists) discussed how pathologists can be a part of the clinical care team but it is a hard job to complete when we are isolated to our offices or laboratories. One of … Continue reading “The Lonely Life of a Clinical Pathologist: Rounding with the Clinical Care Team”

The Lonely Life of a Clinical Pathologist: Rounding in the Lab

As I mentioned last month, a big part of my job has been to do daily rounds through the lab to seek out areas that need troubleshooting. One point I noticed was technologists don’t always see the impact of their work on patient care. I wanted to make sure they knew the importance of their … Continue reading “The Lonely Life of a Clinical Pathologist: Rounding in the Lab”

The Lonely Life of a Clinical Pathologist

Have you ever felt like no one knows exactly what you do for a job; friends, family, even your colleagues? As a clinical pathologist, if you are ever asked what your job entails, it might take you a full 10 minutes to just explain the surface of it and by that time your audiences’ s … Continue reading “The Lonely Life of a Clinical Pathologist”

Compliments in Disguise, More than Meets the Eye

Hello again everyone! As with most clinical situations, there is often more going on than you can see on the surface. The classic example being the lab values that might have derangements that aren’t apparent clinically; something we rely on heavily in medicine. While most of the situations in these cases apply to diagnostic methods … Continue reading “Compliments in Disguise, More than Meets the Eye”

Serotypes and Stereotypes: the Path to Pathology

Hello and welcome back! After a hiatus for the holidays, I’m now back at school and gearing up to write about more Arbovirus-related public health endeavors. But, with projects on hold until now, I’m going to briefly depart the world of mosquito source reduction and epidemiology to discuss something that relates to my experiences in … Continue reading “Serotypes and Stereotypes: the Path to Pathology”