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First Annual Michele D. Raible Lecture for Residents at 2011 ASCP Annual Meeting

In memory of Michele D. Raible, MD, PharmD, and her dedication to medical education and positive impact on the lives of medical students, ASCP has established the annual Michele D. Raible Lecture for Residents. The inaugural Michele D. Raible Lecture for Residents will be delivered at the 2011 ASCP Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 22, at 1:30pm in Las Vegas.

Rebecca L. Johnson, MD, FASCP, will deliver the historic first lecture, entitled “How to Succeed in Pathology by Really Trying.” Dr. Johnson, who currently serves as chair of pathology and clinical laboratories at Berkshire Health Systems in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, will share her thoughts on what it takes to achieve success as a pathologist.

"It takes more than medical knowledge,” she says. “Residents would be well served by viewing the ACGME competencies as more than just check boxes on an evaluation, but rather as a road map for success as a pathologist."

Dr. Johnson holds a trio of board certifications in anatomic and clinical pathology, immunopathology, and hematopathology and is an active member of ASCP and other national pathology organizations. She also served as Past Chair of the Pathology Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the group that accredits pathology residency training programs.

Prior to the lecture at the Annual Meeting, a video featuring tributes by some of Dr. Raible's colleagues will be presented. The annual Resident Leadership Awards will also be presented at the session.

The Michele D. Raible Lecture for Residents will be an annual event at the national ASCP meeting to recognize an individual who mirrors the achievements of Dr. Raible, an education leader who improved the lives of a multitude of students, residents, fellows, administrators, faculty, and patients.

Dr. Raible passed away in June 2010. Most recently, she was a member of the leadership team at the new Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. From 2001-2009, she served as deputy head for pathology and education and director of the pathology residency training program at University of Illinois-Chicago, whose brilliance and hard work were critical factors in a renaissance of UIC's department of pathology.

Register for the 2011 ASCP Annual Meeting today!