ASCP Resources for Program Directors

ASCP has developed an array of products and services to support the efforts of program directors who are training the next generation of pathologists and laboratory professionals. From complimentary ASCP membership to educational products that serve as study aids, ASCP understands the needs of both residents and laboratory professional students. Our goal is to work with program directors to ensure the success of their residents and students. 

 

Lab Sciences Program Directors
Resources for Residency Program Directors
ASCP Resources for Your Students

Exam Preparation

ASCP has published study guides and books to help your students prepare for the certification/licensure examination.  

Study Guides

BOC Study Guide: Clinical Laboratory Certification Examinations Book and Bundle

  • 2,500 questions anytime, anywhere
  • Updated and expanded edition now includes molecular pathology, lab information, safety and much more.
  • Buy the bundle and access on any device browser with internet access.
  • The Study Guide can be purchased separately in paperback or app format.

BOC Study Guide: Histotechnology Certification Examination

  • Covers all areas on the BOC HT and HTL exams, including fixation, processing, microtomy, staining and lab operations.
  • Over 1,100 multiple choice questions
  • Practice questions presented in a format and style similar to the exam
  • Valuable information about the development, content, structure and scoring of the exam

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Online Practice Tests

Purchase of the Online Practice Tests includes:

  • 90 day online access
  • Comprehensive diagnostic scores
  • Discussion Boards

Online Practice Tests are available for the following certification exam.

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT)
  • Cytotechnologist (CT)
  • Specialist in Chemistry (SC)
  • Histotechnician (HT)
  • Histotechnologist (HTL)
For technical support and billing questions, please contact Internet Testing Systems (ITS) at 1-800-514-8493 or email support@testsys.com.

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Laboratory Student Member

Encourage Your Students to Join ASCP

Your students are eligible to be a Laboratory Student Member if they are enrolled in a regionally accredited college/university science program or a medical laboratory science program approved by an appropriate accrediting agency.

Laboratory Student Member Benefits

Laboratory Student Membership - Free

  • Virtual ID card
  • Online & print subscription to Critical Values
  • Online subscriptions to the American Journal of Clinical Pathology (AJCP) and Lab Medicine
  • Daily Diagnosis email news, ONELab Memos and ePolicy News
  • Exclusive discounts on annual meetings, educational products and services
  • Valuable savings through our Member Rewards Program
  • Add options to your membership after signing up

Learn More About Free Student Membership

The Value of an ASCP Laboratory Student Membership

  • Access to the most current scientific content through AJCP and Lab Medicine
  • Stay abreast of changes affecting policy related to the laboratory
  • Access to key thought leaders
  • Connect to a network of students like you

Receive Awards
Gain recognition for your efforts and apply for the ASCP National Student Honor Award and other opportunities.

ASCP Laboratory Program Development Grants

ASCP’s Laboratory Program Development Grants to help laboratory science programs educate and empower future medical laboratory professionals.

Grant Overview

Grants of up to $2,500 are available to support:

  • Ongoing or new research projects
  • New supplies and other equipment
  • Advertising and outreach efforts to promote the profession
  • Or education for staff or students

Learn More About Grants

Grant Conditions

To apply, programs must:

  • Be NAACLS or CAAHEP accredited. Programs that have gained "serious applicant status" by NAACLS are also eligible to apply.
  • Have at least one leader of the program as an ASCP member.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online Grant Application, available Spring 2018
  • Include a project abstract.
  • Attach a project overview.

Products and Services

Resident In-Service Examination (RISE)

ASCP’s Resident In-Service Examination (RISE) helps Residents to assess and track their training progress and medical knowledge. In addition, it assists Program Directors in evaluating the training program curriculum. RISE is an evaluation tool that can be used to assess progress in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Molecular Pathology and Laboratory Administration.

Overview

  • RISE is a comprehensive examination tool that is utilized by various international and all U.S. Pathology Residency Programs.
  • More than 350 multiple choice questions with images were constructed by members of the RISE committee in collaboration with:
    • Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (ADASP),
    • Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS)
    • AABB
    • American Pathology Foundation (APF)
    • American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) Graduate Medical Education Resources Committee
    • Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)
    • National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)
    • Society for Hematopathology (SH)
    • Society for Pediatric Pathology (SPP)
    • The American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP), all of whom are acknowledged experts in their respective fields.
  • RISE is offered in a convenient online format.

Take The RISE Exam

Take the Practice Exam

Pricing

RISE 2018 is available now for enrollment.

To place your order or request your personalized order form, please contact Jay Wagner at:

Email: jay.wagner@ascp.org
Phone: (312) 541-4741
Fax: (312) 541-4472

ASCP Customer Service: 800.267.2727

Pay by check, credit card, or purchase order.

Registration & Administration Dates

  • The registration deadline is February 23, 2018. 
  • RISE will next be administered March 24 - April 6, 2018. 

Scores & Reports

The examination is designed to be used as one tool to help address medical knowledge strengths and areas for improvement in resident performance. (Please note that RISE results should not be used as the sole criterion on which performance, promotion, or advancement is based.)

  • RISE results are confidentially distributed by ASCP to each Resident and Program Director.
    • The use of RISE results and their distribution to other advising faculty are at the discretion of the program director and departmental leadership. 
  • Computer-generated statistical and score reports are provided to assess both individual and peer group performance in relation to year of training and each content area.

Product Support

For more detailed information and any inquiries related to the resident exams, please contact Jay Wagner at: Email: rise@ascp.org
Phone: (312) 541-4741
Fax: (312) 541-4472

RISE-FIRST In-Service Examination

The RISE-FIRST In-Service Examination was developed in response to needs expressed by Program Directors. The examination is intended for pathology residents just starting their pathology residency program. Program Directors may find RISE-FIRST a helpful tool in establishing a pathology-specific baseline for milestone assessment.

Product Overview

  • The online examination consists of approximately 150 multiple-choice items, many with images, constructed by pathologists who are acknowledged experts in their respective fields.
  • This examination covers all areas of anatomic and clinical pathology, including new techniques and laboratory administration.
  • The questions are not targeted to be as advanced as they are in the Resident In-Service Examination (RISE).
  • The exam is designed as an evaluation tool that may be used to assess a resident’s Medical Knowledge, one of the competency areas in the ACGME Outcomes Project.

Technical Requirements

The examination utilizes the ASCP Online Browser, which requires a download of free software from ASCP on all computers used to take the exam.  The ASCP Online Browser must be ready to use prior to taking the examination.

Pricing

RISE-FIRST 2018 - $115.00 per exam participant

Registration Deadline & Exam Administration

  • The examination may be administered between June 18, 2018 - July 20, 2018.
  • The registration deadline is May 25, 2018.

Scores

Individual score information will be provided to Program Directors and to Residents.

Performance Reports

Computer-generated individual score reports and percentile rankings will be provided to the Residents and Program Directors.

Product Support

For more detailed information and any inquiries related to the resident exams, please contact Jay Wagner at:

Email: rise@ascp.org
Phone: (312) 541-4741
Fax: (312) 541-4472

Rise Plus

Rise Plus is a complete solution that provides immediate access to ASCP's leading educational tools, created by expert faculty, for residents preparing for the boards. This comprehensive package fills knowledge gaps and strengthens competency in laboratory management in preparation for resident exams.

Over 60% off all US-based residency programs are now using RISE Plus.

 

Pricing

RISE Plus 2018 is available now for enrollment. Pricing is offered at a significantly discounted rate.

To place your order or request your personalized order form, please contact Jay Wagner at:

Email: jay.wagner@ascp.org
Phone: (312) 541-4741
Fax: (312) 541-4472

ASCP Customer Service: 800.267.2727

Pay by check, credit card, or purchase order.

Fellowship Exams

Increasing your knowledge in pathology is of critical value as move forward in your career. ASCP offers an array of Fellowship Exams to help pathologists broaden their knowledge. 

Fellow Transfusion Medicine In-Service Examination (TMISE)

The Fellow Transfusion Medicine In-Service Examination consists of approximately 120 multiple-choice questions from acknowledged experts in the field and is designed to test Transfusion Medicine Fellows on their medical knowledge; the examination is a cooperative effort between the ASCP RISE Committee and the AABB.

Fellow In-Service Hematopathology Examination (FISHE)

The Fellow In-Service Hematopathology Examination represents cooperation between the ASCP and the Society for Hematopathology (SH) and consists of at least 100 multiple-choice items, many with images.

Fellow Forensic In-Service Examination (FISE)

The Fellow Forensic In-Service Examination represents cooperation between the ASCP and the National Association of Medical Examiners and consists of at least 100 multiple-choice items, many with images.

Fellow Pediatric In-Service Examination (PISE)

The Fellow Pediatric In-Service Examination represents cooperation between the ASCP and the Society for Pediatric Pathology and consists of at least 90 multiple-choice items, many with images.

Fellow Neuropathology In-Service Examination (NPISE)

The Fellow Neuropathology In-Service Examination represents cooperation between the ASCP and The American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP) and consists of at least 100 multiple-choice items, many with images.

Pricing

$140.00 per exam participant

Registration Deadline

March 16, 2018

Administration Dates

The examination may be administered anytime between April 16-27, 2018.

Performance Reports

Computer-generated individual score reports and percentile rankings will be provided to the Fellows and Program Directors.

Order

To place your order or request your personalized order form, please contact Jay Wagner at:

Email: jay.wagner@ascp.org
Phone: (312) 541-4741

ASCP Resident Subspecialty Grants

ASCP Resident Subspecialty Grants give pathology residents the opportunity to go beyond the material at their current institutions by expanding their experience, knowledge, and exposure to expert pathologists in their subspecialty area.

Grant Awards

Grants are available as follows.

  • One week rotations $500
  • Two week rotations $1,000
  • Four week rotations $2,000

Applicants must be Resident members of ASCP and may be in programs years 1, 2, 3 or 4.

How to Apply

Applications for Resident Subspecialty Grants will be announced and an application will be available online at that time.