Floating this to remind myself...
from http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showpost.php?p=2650210&postcount=3yaah said:Surg path days here (for me)
6:30-8, take care of issues, organize for the day, check emails, etc
2-5 gross specimens, preview slides for next day, deal with clinicians calling and paging me, troubleshoot histology issues, etc
5-6 maybe another conference
6-until I'm done finish previewing, grossing specimens (usually between 7-9pm, sometimes done at 5pm, sometimes there until midnight).
Signout varies from 1 hour to more than 6 hours depending on the volume and the attending. You are interrupted on certain services for frozen sections or clinicians concerns. You are not looking at a microscope ALL day, but do for a few hours.
Clinical path rotations:
10-12 hang around the lab, read stuff, troubleshoot, etc etc
1-5 same as from 10-12.
I should say though, there are a bunch of teaching sessions that go on during the day in clinical path rotations, some are related to signout of certain tests, others are simply educational. You get interrupted for things here and there. Generally you also give presentations once or twice a week that you have to prepare for.
Autopsy depends on whether there are autopsies, obviously.