Resident Online EducationASCP offers an extensive library of online education products that are easy to use, accessible 24/7, and affordable. Many of these products are case-based with images and multiple choice questions.
Resident Question BankThe Resident Question Bank is ASCP's new, comprehensive online, self-assessment and educational tool specifically designed for residents. It gives you access to hundreds of case-based multiple choice questions, including images, educational feedback and references. With this new tool, residents can sort and organize questions quickly and easily in whatever combination they wish to maximize their learning. In addition, questions will be grouped into modules, allowing residents and their programs to validate learning objectives, and produce a certificate of participation.
Lab Management University (LMU)
LMU is ASCP's self paced, online certificate program that offers the most complete training resources in laboratory management.
LMU and the Resident Question Bank are included in the RISE PLUS product offering.
How to Access Online Education
ASCP online products can be easily accessed from the ASCP online educational portal with over 1,000 courses. Online courses can be completed at your convenience 24/7, 365 days per year.
Click below to learn how to access your online education.
Residency Program Education Resources
As part of your residency program training, ASCP has developed a set of educational resources that are available to all programs. Typically, your Residency Program Director will evaluate the various RISE products and purchase those products as part of your program year.
ASCP's RISE line of products helps residents to assess and track their training progress and medical knowledge. In addition, it helps program directors in evaluating the training program curriculum.
Please check with your Residency Program Director to ensure that your program is taking advantage of the educational tools available to help you achieve success during your residency.
2023 In-Service Committee and Contributors
Resident In-Service Examination (RISE)
RISE is an evaluation tool that can be used to assess progress in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, molecular pathology, and laboratory administration.
RISE is a comprehensive examination tool that is used by 100% of U.S. pathology residency programs and features:
- Strong correlation between RISE results from senior year of residency and subsequent first-time American Board of Pathology (ABP) certifying exam pass rates
- More than 350 multiple choice questions, many with images
- A browser-based online format which provides an easy way to administer the exam
The RISE exam is usually administered annually during the spring.
RISE First is an exam administered to new residents at the beginning of their first year. This exam establishes your baseline knowledge of pathology in order to better assist in tracking training progress.
RISE PLUS is a complete solution that provides immediate access to ASCP's leading educational tools. This comprehensive package fills knowledge gaps and strengthens competency in lab management in preparation for resident exams.
ASCP Educational Meetings & Products
ASCP offers an array of educational products that offer pathologists opportunities to learn in face-to-face meetings. These products have been developed to meet the educational needs of adult learners, and allows pathologists to choose their preferred learning format.
- ASCP Educational Courses range from 2.5 to 5 days and are held in destinations across the country. ASCP Educational Courses allow pathologists the unique opportunity to spend extended time on one topic area in close association with the expert faculty. Everyday 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.
- Pathology Update provides residents with a mix of surgical, cytologic and molecular topics
ASCP Annual Meeting
ASCP Annual Meeting provides attendees with an opportunity to take part in a national conference with over 25+ hours of CME/SAMS, access to expert faculty, keynote plenary sessions, receptions and the opportunity to submit an abstract and be selected to present your research as a poster presenter.
The ASCP Annual meeting is the essential global gathering of the diagnostic medicine team and an unequaled experience-practical, personalized and innovative-with education and networking opportunities that will you to serve patients today and shape tomorrow.
ASCP PressASCP offers a wealth of books on a wide variety of topics relevant to pathology and laboratory medicine. Comprehensive and informative, ASCP Press books offer the best quality and value.
Authored by leading educators and recognized researchers, ASCP books present indispensable information. From comprehensive reference texts to illustrated atlases, every book provides extensive coverage on scientific advances that are critical and timely.
ASCP eBooks have enhanced features that make accessing study materials online quick and convenient. Sold as stand-alone texts or products that integrate with existing hard copies, these digital texts provide knowledge with added functionality.
Journals and Publications
ASCP publishes three journals which are considered the most informative and comprehensive journals in print today. Our editorial content is timely and relevant and provides expert information on new scientific research, techniques and developments in the ever changing healthcare landscape.
American Journal of Clinical Pathology (AJCP)
AJCP is the official journal of ASCP and the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists. It is the leading peer-reviewed pathology and laboratory medicine research journal available.
Lab Medicine is a quarterly print and online publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts related to all subspecialties of laboratory medicine that promote continuing education in the clinical laboratory sciences.
Critical Values is a quarterly magazine that provides information that is important to the entire laboratory team by keeping them abreast of technical, regulatory, and ethical issues in pathology and laboratory medicine. Feature articles place important technical issues for pathologists and laboratory professionals in broader context.