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Outside the Lab Clinical care, Profession

The Case for a Universal Clerkship

As a physician, do you routinely rely on a tissue diagnosis to guide treatment? Do you consistently contemplate whether a deeper level of testing – perhaps molecular, genetic, or cytogenetic – would be a good use of healthcare dollars? Do you know who can help you make this call?

Maybe your specific subspecialty doesn’t always demand it. But let me pose a slightly different question: Does a typical physician, during the course of their career, need to order and interpret a laboratory test to guide therapy? Do they wonder about whether they need a complete blood count (CBC) with differential, the CBC alone, or just the hemoglobin and hematocrit (H&H)? Do they care about proper test utilization? Is this part of their job?

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About the Author

Austin McHenry and Kamran Mirza

Austin McHenry is a medical student and Past President of SCOPE at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, USA. Follow him on Twitter @AustinMcHenry.
Kamran Mirza is Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and SCOPE faculty liaison at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, USA. Follow him on Twitter @kmirza.

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