I didn't want to hijack the other post concerning autopsies that is currently ongoing so I started this new thread. Just wondering how the autopsy rotation is dealt with in your program. At my institution the first year resident does two months of autopsy and the first month is spent with an upper level resident learning the ropes. Otherwise there is only one resident on autopsy per month. If we have above a certain number of autopsies per day a resident on a "lighter rotation" is recruited to help eviserate, etc. We don't have a written policy specifically concerning the details of when this should happen and it has lead to some confusion. Do any of you have a written policy concerning the number of autopsies/per day and how this is handled? Most of the time it is not really a problem, we are not inundated (~110/year) with autopsies but some residents have abused others in the past and I would like for this to end. Any advice would be appreciated.