College of American Pathologists

  What are the Anatomic Pathology Education Programs?


Updated November 7, 2012

The CAP offers anatomic pathology education programs that are designed to elevate the analytic, diagnostic, and interpretive skills of pathologists and technologists, as well as enhance the overall anatomic pathology performance of laboratories. Many of the programs offer continuing education credit opportunities (CME, CE) to individuals.

Surgical Pathology
Performance Improvement Program in Surgical Pathology (PIP/PIP1)
Performance Improvement Program in Surgical Pathology Online (PIPW/PIPW1)
Online Virtual Biopsy Program in Surgical Pathology (VBP/VBP1)
Online Digital Slide Program in Dermatopathology (DPATH/DPATH1)
Practicum in Cancer Surgical Pathology (PCSP/PCSP1)
CAP/NSH HistoQIP Biopsy Series (HQIPBX)
CAP/NSH HistoQIP Specialty Series (HQBX1, HQBX2, HQBX3)

Immunohistochemistry (MK)
DNA Mismatch Repair (MMR)
CD117 Immunohistochemistry, Tissue Microarray (PM1)
CD20 Immunohistochemistry, Tissue Microarray (PM3)
Immunohistochemistry Tissue Microarray Series (PM5)

Predictive Markers
HER2 Immunohistochemistry (HER2)
Gastric HER2 (GHER2)
ER/PgR Immunohistochemistry Tissue Microarray (PM2)

Specialty Anatomic Pathology
Autopsy Pathology (AUCD/AUCD1)
Neuropathology Program (NP/NP1)
Forensic Pathology (FR/FR1)

Gynecologic Cytopathology PT Program With PAP Education (PAPCPT, APAPCPT, PAPJPT, APAPJPT, PAPKPT, APAPKPT, PAPMPT, APAPMPT)
Online Gynecologic Cytopathology PAP Education Program (PEDK, APEDK, PEDL, APEDL, PEDM, APEDM)
Gynecologic Cytopathology PAP Education Program (PAPCE1, APAPCE1, PAPJE1, APAPJE1, PAPKE1, APAPKE1, PAPME1, APAPME1)
Gynecologic Cytopathology – Fields of View (FOVK/FOVK1, FOVM/FOVM1)
Human Papillomavirus (High Risk) for Cytology (CHPVD, CHPVM, CHPVK, CHPVJ)
Nongynecologic Cytopathology – Interoperative Touch Imprint /Crush Preparation Program (TICP/TICP1)
Nongynecologic Cytopathology Education Program (NGC/NGC1)
Online Digital Slide Program in Fine-Needle Aspiration (FNA/FNA1)
Fine-Needle Aspiration Glass Slide Education Program (FNAG/FNAG1)

Genetics and Molecular Pathology
CAP/ACMG Cytogenetics (CY, CYBK)
CAP/ACMG Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (CYF, CYI)
CAP/ACMG FISH for Paraffin-Embedded Tissue (CYH, CYJ, CYK, CYL)
CAP/ACMG Cytogenomic Microarray Analysis (CYCGH)
CAP/ACMG Biochemical Genetics (BGL, BGL1)
CAP/ACMG Molecular Genetics (MGL1, MGL2, MGL3, MGL4, MGL5)
CAP/ACMG Inherited Metabolic Diseases (IMD1, IMD2, IMD3)
CAP/ACMG Molecular Genetics Sequencing (SEC, SEC1)
Pharmacogenetics (PGx)
Defective DNA Mismatch Repair/Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancel (HNPCC) (MSI)
In Situ Hybridization (ISH, ISH2)
Sarcoma Translocation (SARC)
Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR)
Glioma (GLI)
Molecular Hematological Oncology (MHO, MHO1, MHO2, MHO3, MHO5)
Minimal Residual Disease (MRD, MRD1, MRD2)

Be a PAP Slide Donor
The PAP PT and PAP Education Programs accept PAP slide donations from laboratories. The slides are subject to a rigorous review by three cytopathologists. After review, the College pays generously for slides accepted into the program.

Pap testing is important for the health of women, and you are instrumental in providing accurate Pap test results for the patient and clinician. Your donation helps provide slides for peer review, which is an important quality assurance tool for continuing education and indirectly improves the quality of life for women.

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