Length: 4 x 4 week-long blocks
Location: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Rotation Director: Paul Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Participating Faculty: Douglas Johnson, M.D.; Rachel Jug, M.D.; Paul Lee, M.D., Ph.D.; Ahmad Mansour, M.D.; Jiang Wang, M.D., Ph.D.; and Dani Zander, M.D.
On cytopathology service, residents are exposed to a high volume of cytology cases (Annual volumes: GYN - 13,000, non-GYN - 5,500, FNA - 1,800), including both routine cases, such as Pap smears and fine needle aspirates of thyroid nodules, to challenging case, such as core biopsies of lung and pancreas masses. During this rotation, residents develop diagnostic skills necessary for them to sign out cytopathology cases throughout their career, no matter the practice setting. Residents participate in rapid on-site evaluations during FNA procedures, review cases and general principles with cytotechnologists, and preview slides and sign out cases with the faculty. While on cytopathology rotations, residents have the unique opportunities to independently conduct rapid on-site evaluations during FNAs, and to participate in QI and research projects.