Curriculum content and evaluation of resident competency in clinical pathology (laboratory medicine): a proposal

Brian R. Smith, Alan Wells, C. Bruce Alexander, Edwin Bovill, Sheldon Campbell, Amitava Dasgupta, Mark Fung, Barbara Haller, John G. Howe, Curtis Parvin, Ellinor Peerschke, Henry Rinder, Steven Spitalnik, Ronald Weiss, Mark Wener

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Ten years have passed since the Graylyn Conference Report on Laboratory Medicine Clinical Pathology training was issued. Over that period, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education substantially revised the requirements for training programs; the American Board of Pathology amended both the requirements and the periods needed for certification; and the discipline itself, along with the broader discipline of pathology, evolved significantly. Recently, a curriculum proposal in anatomical pathology was published as a potential template to be used by training programs to help meet these new and evolving needs. Toward the same end, the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists has now developed a template for a curriculum in clinical pathology (laboratory medicine), taking into account newly designated and revised areas of residency core competency, the alterations in training requirements promulgated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and American Board of Pathology, and the rapidly developing nature of the discipline itself. The proposed clinical pathology curriculum defines goals and objectives for training, provides guidelines for instructional methods, and gives examples of how outcomes can be assessed. This curriculum is presented as a potentially helpful outline for use by pathology residency training programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)934-968
Number of pages35
JournalHuman Pathology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2006


  • Clinical pathology
  • Competency
  • Curriculum
  • Education
  • Evaluation
  • Laboratory medicine
  • Training


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