Curriculum content and evaluation of resident competency in clinical pathology (laboratory medicine): a proposal.

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  • Ten years have passed since the Graylyn Conference Report on Laboratory Medicine/Clinical Pathology training was issued. During that period, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) substantially revised the requirements for training programs, the American Board of Pathology (ABP) amended the requirements and the time needed for certification, and the discipline itself along with the broader discipline of pathology, evolved significantly. Recently, a curriculum proposal in anatomic pathology was published as a potential template to be used by training programs to help meet these new and evolving needs. Toward the same end, the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists has developed a template for a curriculum in clinical pathology (laboratory medicine), taking into account newly designated and revised areas of residency core competency, the alterations in training requirements promulgated by the ACGME and ABP, and the rapidly developing nature of the discipline itself The proposed clinical pathology curriculum defines goals and objectives for training, provides guidelines for instructional methods, and gives examples of how outcomes can be assessed. This curriculum is presented as a potentially helpful outline for use by pathology residency training programs.
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  • Smith BR; Wells A; Alexander CB; Bovill E; Campbell S; Dasgupta A; Fung M; Haller B; Howe JG; Parvin C
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  • 125 Suppl