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ASCP helps build your curriculum vitae

Through ASCP, residents have many opportunities to build phenomenal curriculum vitae that set them apart from their peers and help them find the positions of their dreams. Some residents have had career-altering experiences through ASCP programs. Heather Stevenson-Lerner, MD, PhD, discovered her calling during a four-week rotation funded by an ASCP subspecialty grant for immunopathology and transplant pathology with Phillip Ruiz, MD, PhD, FASCP, at Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami. ASCP and Residents: We are stronger together.

ASCP Resident Road Map

Pathology is one of the most exciting, diverse disciplines in medicine and affords opportunities in an inordinate number of subspecialties. In recognition of the complex nature of developing a career in Pathology, the ASCP Resident Council has developed the “ASCP Career Road Map”, designed to guide you along the journey of Pathology Residency. This is simply a guide, realizing there will be difference depending on the institutional curriculum/culture, leave availability, and support. Please utilize it at your own discretion and feel free to contact your local ASCP Resident Council Representative if you have questions!

  • PGY 1: TRAINING YOUR EYE
  • PGY 2: CONTINUE DEVELOPING DIAGNOSTIC SKILLS
  • PGY 3: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
  • PGY 4: PRACTICE AS JUNIOR FACULTY

    Past reports below:  

    The American Society for Clinical Pathology continues to respond to the interests and needs of residents, fellows, and program directors by directing an annual survey on fellowships and the job market for pathologists in training, including residents and fellows. The surveys are conducted as part of the Resident In-Service Examination (RISE) and the Fellow Forensic In-Service Examination (FISE), the Fellow In-Service Hematopathology Examination (FISHE), Fellow Neuropathology In-Service Examination (NPISE), Fellow Pediatric Pathology In-Service Examination (PISE) and the Fellow Transfusion Medicine In-Service Exam (TMISE).  These data are compiled by ASCP to provide information useful to all pathology trainees, residency and fellowship program directors, and prospective employers.

    A total of 2,602 individuals participated in the Spring 2012 RISE, including 2,540 residents (658 PGY-1, 648 PGY-2, 650 PGY-3, and 584 PGY-4) and 63 individuals who cited training status as other than PGY 1-4, e.g. fellows.  

    A total of 279 fellows participated in the 5 Spring 2012 Fellowship In-Service Examinations.

     


     

      Are you looking to make the next step in your career? ASCP Career Center allows job seekers and employers to unite by providing updated job opportunities as well as a robust database of professional profiles for employers looking to fill an opening. The Career Center also provides valuable career information and resources including wage and salary data, news, and tips on interviewing.

      Take me to the ASCP Career Center.

      Also visit CareerMD's CareerPATHOLOGY Job Bulletin

        From the 2011 ASCP Annual Meeting, Dr Betsy Bennett (now Former Executive Vice President of the American Board of Pathology) discusses:

        • What you Need to Know for the AP/CP Boards
        • Requirements for ABP Certification
        • How to Prepare for Board Examinations
        • Who Writes the Examination Questions
        • Examination Development
        • Examination Content
        • Recommended Reference Books
        • Q&A from Residents"

          GYN Assessment--Measure your team’s interpretive skills in gynecologic cytopathology testing and fulfill your CAP LAP accreditation requirements for interlaboratory comparison. Choose the date you wish to start. Then, you’ll receive 15 high-quality glass slide cases throughout the year. Detailed educational materials and individual comparative result reports are provided for each glass slide case. A year-end summary provides statistical performance reports for all individuals on your laboratory team, as well as the laboratory as a whole.

          Non-GYN Assessment--Measure your team’s interpretive skills in non-gynecologic cytopathology and fulfill CAP LAP accreditation requirements for interlaboratory comparison. Like the GYN Assessment, choose the date you wish to start. Over a year, you will receive 20 high-quality glass slide cases. A year-end summary provides statistical performance for all individuals in your laboratory team.

          GYN Lab Comparison--This comprehensive program fulfills all your gynecologic cytopathology proficiency testing and CAP LAP accreditation requirements for interlaboratory comparison. Choose the date of your ASCP GYN PT™ testing, slide type as well as a second date for your Lab Comparison shipment. Your ASCP Lab Comparison program consists of 12 high-quality glass slides, detailed comparative results and year end statistical summaries.

          GYN Review--The ideal supplement to ASCP GYN Assessment Program, the GYN Review offers additional exposure to 24 new glass slide GYN cases for diagnostic interpretation. This streamlined diagnostic program provides target answers and peer comparison statistics to help you benchmark your laboratory and participant accuracy. Unlike its companion program ASCP GYN Assessment that includes detailed educational materials, the ASCP GYN Review program consists solely of an increased number of glass slide cases for review and repetitive exposure, detailed comparative results reports and year-end statistical summaries.Educational case studies are not part of this program.

          GYN Digital Image Program-- This is the first quarterly event for in this calendar year program that provides 20 GYN cases divided into quarterly testing event cycles of five cases each. Each patient case is depicted by high-resolution digital images in printed format and on CD-ROM. Images, case histories and follow-up educational case studies are also available on the web. Individual and interlaboratory performance statistics are provided.

          NonGYN Review--A companion to ASCP Non-GYN Assessment, this program includes a total of 24 glass slide cases that help you assess your team’s interpretive skills and fulfill CAP LAP accreditation requirements for interlaboratory comparison. Includes target answers and a year-end statistical summary for your lab and all individuals. Educational case studies are not part of this program.

          NonGYN Digital Image-- This program includes 20 diagnostically interesting NonGYN/FNB cases depicted by high-resolution digital images, followed by interlaboratory statistics and detailed case discussions. An ideal program to add to your educational library and teaching tool for staff, residents or fellows.

          FNB Site-Specific Assessment--A comprehensive FNB assessment program that includes cases sampled from specific body sites (thyroid, breast, lymph node, and salivary gland). Diagnostic spectrum covers typical benign processes through malignant with detailed educational case studies. This program meets CAP/LAP accreditation requirements for interlaboratory comparison.

          FNB Review-- This glass slide supplement to ASCP FNB Site-Specific Assessment includes a total of 48 glass slide cases to assess your interpretive skills and fulfill CAP/LAP accreditation requirements for interlaboratory comparison. This streamlined program provides target answers and statistical reports. Educational case studies are not part of this program.


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