Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is the board certification program for assessing the competence of its physicians on a recurring basis. In 2006, the American Board of Pathology (ABP) began issuing time-limited certificates with a duration of 10 years to all new ABP diplomates. Pathologists will be required to demonstrate “commitment to lifelong learning and involvement in self-assessment” and meet time–bound reporting milestones to maintain certification. As an ABP– and ACCME–approved provider, the CAP is committed to helping pathologists meet these lifelong learning requirements and is working to ensure that its CME programs address learning needs across the six competency categories as defined by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and endorsed by the ABP.
The CAP labels each education course in this catalog with one or two MOC icons indicating the competency categories addressed in the session’s content. The icons provide information you can use to help develop an education plan that meets your needs and builds knowledge/skills across the competency categories.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and collaboration with patients, their families, and professional associates.
Demonstrate a satisfactory level of diagnostic competence and provide appropriate and effective consultation in the context of pathology services.
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
Demonstrate ability to investigate and evaluate diagnostic and laboratory practices in your own lab, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve laboratory practices and patient care.
Demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
Demonstrate understanding of and contribution to local, regional, and national health care systems, and support health care in system-based practice definition.
Demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate sciences and the application of this knowledge to pathology.