I know it has been a while – OK, a long while, since I last update this blog. But let’s face it, if I had a ton of time on my hands, I wouldn’t actually be doing doctoral level work, right?
This post will be short, as I am super busy finishing up my year-long residency and all of the requirements that come with it, but I wanted to reach out to everyone and let you know that I am still here and will start posting more after graduation which is only a few short weeks away!
To briefly summarize what my experience has been like: it has been hard – very hard – yet very rewarding. I have physicians demanding that I am part of their daily rounding team as they have seen first hand the benefits of having real-time laboratory consultation. I educate clinicians, nurses, medical students, and clinical pharmacists on appropriate test utilization, appropriate test interpretation within a patient’s current clinical condition, appropriate test timing, testing interference, test reference ranges and limits of detection, and more. The response has been phenomenal!
While I know that case studies are the best way to share these experiences, alas, I do not quite have the time just yet to write them down in a shareable format for you. They are coming … you just have to be patient my young padawan DCLS jedi!
I will also try to get through the backlog of contacts and questions, but they may not be until after graduation. Until then, please know that I am still here and more posts will be coming soon.