Recommended Prerequisite: Previous medical school courses.
Full-time, four-week elective currently offered in February. It consists of three 50 minute didactic sessions per day. The remaining time will be spent with directed reading and independent study. The elective will stress concepts of laboratory decision making, appropriate choice of laboratory tests in given clinical situations, test interpretations, common pitfalls, use of test algorithms, etc. Students will be evaluated by their performance on a final examination.