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ASCP’s PRISE Receives Kudos from Resident and Fellowship Program Directors

Friday, April 27, 2012

ASCP’s Pathologist Recertification Individualized Self-Assessment Examination (PRISE) educational tool is garnering positive reviews from pathologists, residents, and academic leaders who recognize the value of the comprehensive, online program. A modular self-assessment study guide, PRISE features 25 multiple choice questions per module; most are case-based, and all include educational feedback and references.

“The fellows think it is a good, helpful tool and is particularly effective in evaluating areas where they may need more work.”
—J. Steve Hou, MD
Recently, several universities have purchased multiple PRISE programs for residents and fellows and for faculty development.

David M. Shimizu, MD, FASCP, Pathology Residency Program Director at University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, first heard from a resident who purchased PRISE on her own and was very pleased with the product. After meeting ASCP’s Jay Wagner, MBA, MLS, at a national meeting, Dr. Shimizu learned more and decided to purchase the entire PRISE modular package for third- and fourth-year residents, as well as young faculty who have to take the maintenance of certification physician examination in 2016, in appreciation for their teaching and other endeavors. “The residents really like it, and it should be very helpful,” Dr. Shimizu said.

Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, purchased PRISE for their residents and then, taking advantage of ASCP’s new institutional purchase plan, bought additional PRISE modules for their practicing pathologists and those in fellowship training.

“The fellows think it is a good, helpful tool and is particularly effective in evaluating areas where they may need more work,” said J. Steve Hou, MD, Hematopathology Fellowship Program Director and Pathology Professor at Drexel. “Also, we are happy to know as it relates to our program, areas where we may need to cover things more specifically in depth.”

Read more about PRISE at www.ascp.org/PRISE.


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