College of American Pathologists

  Graduate Medical Education Committee


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Reports to: Council on Education

Charge: To assess preparation of residents and recent graduates for existing and evolving practice settings, identify opportunities for improvement in pathology training, and develop suggestions for interventions, interactions or products to enhance the ability of future graduates to practice pathology.

Time Commitment Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 3
Length of each meeting: 1.5 days
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday and Sunday

Location of meetings: Locations vary; one meeting is always in Chicago

Number of conference calls: 1-2 per year as needed

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
Member: 10-20 hours/year
Vice Chair: 20-30 hours/year
Chair: 40-60 hours/year

Additional travel or time commitments:
Chair attends other council/committee meetings as appropriate

Activities of Committee Activities of Committee

  • Identify areas in which future graduates need additional preparation in order to perform successfully
  • Understand the structure/function of organizations that impact pathology training including but not limited to CAP, APC/PRODS, ACGME/RRC, ABMS, ABP, ADASP, ASCP, ACLPS, USCAP, Residents Forum etc.
  • Examine how residents are trained outside the US
  • Recommend interventions, interactions or products to enhance the ability of recent graduates to practice pathology to CAP EC and the Board
  • Monitor EC activities supporting Maintenance of Certification and identify congruities
  • Evaluate Resident Forum resolutions and recommend action to the BOG

Expertise or Experience Required Expertise or Experience Required

  • Interest in learning and education of pathologists-in-training
  • Interest in promoting enhancement of the discipline of pathology

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

  • Opportunity to advise and educate CAP members and leadership on pathology training issues
  • Opportunity to work with other pathology organizations and experts in graduate medical education

Representation on committee beyond the CAP:

  • None

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