Teaching of flow cytometry and histocompatibility are combined into a one month rotation with the resident spending three weeks in flow cytometry and one week in the histocompatibility laboratory. Although knowledge of some testing for immunologic diseases is acquired during this rotation (primarily cell-based testing), the serologic assays are covered during the chemistry rotation. Also in regards to immunology, an emphasis is placed on the understanding general immunology principles and the diagnosis and pathophysiology of primary and acquired immunodeficiencies during this rotation.

Goals and Objectives

By the end of the rotation, the Resident will demonstrate the following skills:

Duration

Training in histocompatibility is one week and is combined with three weeks of flow cytometry in a one month rotation.

Duties and Responsibilities of Residents by Year

Because Resident training in this rotation is taught at one point in time, there is no incremental responsibility in different years of training. During the rotation each Resident is expected to perform the following activities:

Teaching Staff

Howard Meyerson, MD - Director of Flow Cytometry

Neil Greenspan, MD, PhD - Director of Histocompatibility

Linda Sandhaus, MD

Corazon Dejelo, MT, ASCP - Histocompatibility laboratory manager

Supervision and Evaluation

Residents meet on a regular basis with the Directors and with the lead technologists for supervision.

Written exams are administered to evaluate the extent to which residents completing the rotation have gained knowledge of critical aspects and laboratory functions in flow cytometry and histocompatibility. Residents are evaluated on a monthly basis with regard to attainment of the Core Competencies specified in this Program Statement. Evaluations are forwarded to the Residency Program Director, where they are available for review.