This report was written on behalf of the Education Committee of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP) and was approved by the ASVCP Executive Board. The work was presented, in part, at the Xth Congress of the International Society of Animal Clinical Biochemistry, Gainesville, FL, July 2002.
Guidelines for Resident Training in Veterinary Clinical Pathology. I. Clinical Chemistry
Article first published online: 5 MAR 2008
Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Volume 32, Issue 4, pages 202–208, December 2003
How to Cite
Christopher, M. M., Stokol, T. and Sharkey, L. (2003), Guidelines for Resident Training in Veterinary Clinical Pathology. I. Clinical Chemistry. Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 32: 202–208. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-165X.2003.tb00337.x
Dr Sharkey is now with the Department of Diagnostic Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.
- Issue published online: 5 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 5 MAR 2008
- Clinical chemistry;
- clinical pathology;
- learning objectives;
- postgraduate training;
Background: The Education Committee of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology identified a need for improved structure and guidance of clinical pathology resident training in clinical chemistry.
Objectives: The committee's goal was to develop learning objectives and competencies in knowledge, abilities, and skills in clinical chemistry; provide options and ideas for training activities; and identify clinical chemistry resources useful for clinical pathology faculty, training program coordinators, and residents.
Methods: Guidelines were developed and written with the input of Education Committee members and peer experts.
Results: The primary objectives of clinical chemistry training are: 1) to accrue a thorough, extensive, and relevant knowledge base of the types, principles, and properties of clinical chemistry tests and concepts of pathophysiology in animals; 2) to develop abilities to reason, think critically, and exercise judgment in clinical chemistry data interpretation, investigative problem-solving, and hypothesis-driven research; and 3) to acquire technical and statistical skills important in clinical chemistry and laboratory operations.
Conclusions: These guidelines define expected competencies that will help ensure proficiency, leadership, and the advancement of knowledge in veterinary clinical chemistry and provide a useful framework for didactic and clinical activities in resident training programs. The learning objectives can readily be adapted to institutional and individual needs, interests, goals, and resources.