As they start their second month of surgical pathology, the first-year residents will advance to grossing two bigs per day. Please seek the advice and help of senior residents and PAs as you learn how to balance the additional grossing responsibilities. First-year residents will also start working as gross room residents this month.
Fats are picked up at 4 PM, so all fatty specimens need to be finished by 4 PM. And please remember that bladder resections should now be placed in the fats run to allow for appropriate fixation.
All bone marrows taken in clinic need to be processed same-day. This will require some workflow changes, including potentially pushing back the bone marrow cutoff time to 6:15 PM, from 5:15 PM. Be prepared for updates.