We developed and participated in a 1-week laboratory medicine training presented from June 3, 2019, to June 7, 2019.
The training was a combination of daily morning lectures and case presentations as well as afternoon practical sessions in the clinical laboratory. The content was selected over months by local organizers and the visiting faculty and further modified on site to reflect local needs.
Participants identified practice changes that could be realized in the short term but most faced significant barriers to implementation in the absence of structured and long-term follow-up.
In this report, we review insights learned from our experience and reflect on strategies for realistic, meaningful, and relevant contributions in the setting of laboratory medicine-oriented short-term programs.