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Study Materials for
Residency Program Directors

ASCP helps you prepare your residents for the Boards.

As a residency program director, you want to arm your residents with everything they need to prepare for the Pathology Board Exam and pass with flying colors. ASCP supports you by providing a variety of resident study materials so that you can give your residents the resources they need to study and prep for the boards. Visit the tabs below to view our selection of study materials.

To help your residents gauge their understanding, as well as to help you assess your training curriculum and your residents' progress, ASCP offers a variety of self-study and assessment programs, including:

RISE--ASCP’s Resident In-Service Examination (RISE) helps Residents assess and track their training progress and medical knowledge. In addition, it assists Program Directors in evaluating the training program curriculum. RISE can be used to assess progress in the areas of Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Molecular Pathology and Laboratory Administration. RISE will next be administered March 24--April 6, 2012. The registration deadline is March 1, 2012.

Pathologist Recertification Individualized Self-Assessment Examination (PRISE) -- ASCP's online, modular self-assessment and comprehensive educational tool specifically designed for pathologists and residents. PRISE gives you online access to hundreds of multiple-choice questions that are case-based, many with images, educational feedback, and references.

CheckPath--A combination glass-slide/virtual-slide/image-based assessment program. Five cases with clinical histories are sent each quarter, and participants receive peer-reviewed interpretations for each case. CheckPath Anatomic Pathology | CheckPath Clinical Pathology | CheckPath Hematopathology

CheckSample--A multi-purpose self-learning tool offered in eight different series covering every major area of clinical and anatomic pathology. Subscribers receive monthly peer-reviewed cases on a timely topic.  

    As the undisputed leader in science-based education, ASCP hosts a variety of educational meetings and conferences for pathologists and laboratory professionals, where residents can network, share ideas with seasoned professionals, and gain valuable information and insight on new research findings, current trends, and advances in pathology. These opportunities include:

    Educational Courses--Ranging from 2.5 to 5 days in attractive destinations across the country, ASCP Educational Courses allow residents the unique opportunity to spend extended time on one topic area in close association with the experts. Every day challenges, pitfalls, diagnostic dilemmas, and cutting-edge technologies are addressed with interactive and personalized instruction, including extended microscopy sessions with an extensive collection of histologic slides and problem cases. Residents receive a 50% discount or may attend on a standby basis (subject to space availability) for no fee. For information, call 800.267.2727, option 2, or click on the link at the bottom of this page.  

    Pathology Update--The next Pathology Update, offered in July 2012, provides residents with a potpourri of surgical, cytologic, and molecular topics.

    Weekends of Pathology--In addition to our Annual Meeting, Educational Courses, and Pathology Update, ASCP offers residents Weekends of Pathology, which are compact, multi-day meetings offering a selection of important surgical pathology topics designed to support residents by offering the most current information about diagnostic challenges from leading experts in a wide range of surgical pathology subspecialties. Residents pay only $99 to attend! For information, call 800.267.2727 or click the link below.

    To view ASCP's upcoming meetings and conferences including Educational Courses, Pathology Update, and Weekends of Pathology -- or to register for a specific meeting, click here.

    To register for the ASCP Annual Meeting, click here.

      You’ll find that ASCP webcasts and teleconferences offer the utmost in convenience and efficiency with a long list of benefits:

      • An opportunity for your residents to interact live with leading experts for one low registration fee;
      • Handouts that can be downloaded prior to the teleconference or webcast for convenient desktop viewing during the session and future reference; and
      • CD with complete teleconference (audio and visual) following the session

      A variety of topics are available in many categories including chemistry and immunochemistry, cytology, hematology and coagulation, histology, microbiology and infectious diseases, surgical pathology and transfusion medicine.

      To view the schedule of upcoming webcasts and teleconferences, or to register for a specific session, click here.


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