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 recruitment of medical students into pathology and the ability of future graduates to practice pathology.
|Time Commitment Requirements|
|Number of face-to-face meetings||3|
|Length of meetings||1.5 days|
|Typical meeting days||Friday and Saturday|
|Meeting locations||One meeting takes place in Chicago.|
|Number of conference calls||1-2|
|Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings||Members 10-20, Vice Chair 20-30, Chair 40-60|
|Additional travel or time commitments||Chair attends other council/committee meetings as appropriate|
Activities of Committee
- Identify the impact of trends in medical education on the ability to effectively recruit and train pathologists, including trends in undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, and Continuing Certification.
- Recommend interventions, interactions, or products to the Council on Education that will enhance the ability to recruit medical students into pathology, and the ability of recent graduates to practice pathology.
- Facilitate exchange of information, tools, and resources across pathology training programs.
- Monitor the job market for pathologists and identify opportunities to support entry to practice.
- Facilitate exchange of information with the Residents Forum and other CAP committees or project groups focused on issues that impact the pathologist pipeline, pathology training, and/or entry to practice.
- As appropriate, facilitate communication with other organizations that impact pathology training including but not limited to the Association of Pathology Chairs/Program Directors Section (APC/PRODS), the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education/Residency Review Committee (ACGME/RRC), the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Board of Pathology (ABPath), the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (ADASP), the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS), and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP).
Expertise or Experience
- Interest in learning and education of pathologists-in-training
- Interest in promoting enhancement of the discipline of pathology
Benefits of Committee Membership
- 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