College of American Pathologists

  Clinical Pathology Education Committee


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Reports to: Council on Education (COE)

Charge: To provide continuing medical education for practicing pathologists in problems that could arise in all areas of clinical pathology.

Time Commitment Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 3
Length of each meeting: 1 day
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday
Location of meetings: One meeting is always in Chicago

Number of conference calls: As needed

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings and conference calls:
(i.e. journal review, liaison activities, writing critiques, email communications) – 20-40 hours

Additional travel or time commitments::
(i.e. leadership meetings, other organization meetings) – N/A

Activities of Committee Activities of Committee (what the committee actually does in carrying out its responsibilities):

  • Oversees the Clinical Pathology Improvement Program (CPIP).
    • CPIP is an online course that elevates the administrative, analytic, diagnostic, and interpretive skills of pathologists laboratory medicine. The program provides cases in practical clinical pathology, including hematology, coagulation, immunology, transfusion medicine, microbiology, chemistry, molecular genetic pathology, laboratory management, and information management. It fulfills American Board of Pathology’s maintenance of certification requirements: Part II and Part IV and is SAM eligible
    • Member expectation: Author one CPIP case/year; recruit authors for CPIP cases; review cases submitted by other authors in your area of expertise to ensure CAP educational materials are of the highest quality

Expertise or Experience Required Expertise or Experience Required:

  • Interest in educating pathologists
  • Ability to create outstanding educational materials
  • Expertise in an area of clinical laboratory medicine

Benefits to membership on this committee Benefits to membership on this committee:

  • Cite authorship in CPIP program
  • Network with other experts in laboratory medicine
  • Keep up-to-date on CAP policies and clinical pathology topics

Representation on committee beyond the CAP: (i.e., inbound liaison organization, consultants, and/or other industry representation): - N/A


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