The average day in my life is mostly full with meetings. I do have operational/managerial tasks to take care every day. These include daily management of laboratory indicators such as turn-around-time, instrument performance issues, reagent and quality control issues and any missed critical value calls or results modifications from the previous day. This task may be spread throughout the day and depending on the issue it may take from just over an hour to the entire day. In addition, we consistently use meetings to communicate progress on projects, implement actions on processes or make decisions that involve more than one location. Some meetings are obligatory but can be done over the internet on my computer. I do teach pathology residents and many times have one-on-one lecture, follow-up clinical consultations, help them prepare presentations and work on laboratory projects to present at the AACC or ACLPS meetings. Lastly, I oversee clinical chemistry at other associated laboratories (not only on the main campus) and travel to visit these locations at regular intervals. There are many other small task I perform daily, weekly and monthly as needed. For example, at the present time I am working on implementing a new process in managing some of the daily performance indicators, reviewing the analytical performance of few assays we are bringing in-house, validating a different tube to collect urine, analyzing data collected on a project driven by the Emergency Department, collaborating with Internal Medicine on a project to re-visit the normal distribution of values for ALT, and optimizing testing for patients with thyroid cancer. My days go very fast, the environment is extremely dynamic and engaging. Even though at the end of the day my 'to-do' list does not seem to shrink much, I still feel I want to do more and want to go home with the feeling that I had made a difference in a patient's life because of what I do every day.