THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PATHOLOGY

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ABP is collaborating with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to create automated reporting of a diplomate’s educational and practice improvement activities. The ABP is currently in the process of having Continuing Medical Education credits (CMEs and SAMs) appear electronically on diplomates’ reporting forms in PATHway via the ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). A CME transcript is also being developed in PATHway for diplomates to access and utilize for credentialing, licensure, or other use.

Beginning in March 2018, CME providers, with a pathologist’s permission, will be able to send this information regarding completed activities directly to the ABP. CME accredited providers will also be able to identify and categorize their CME, SAMs, and Part IV activities that will be searchable by diplomates in ACCME’s CME Finder. Because the PARS to ABP connection is still under development, you will not see the CME credits on your ABP reporting form probably until June. The credits will be stored and it will not be necessary for you to manually enter CMEs into PATHway. However, diplomates should check with their CME provider to ensure that their participation will be reported through PARS, since not all CME providers are participating at this time. Additional information can be found at http://www.accme.org/cme-counts-abpath-cc.

The 2018 USCAP Annual Meeting will be the first educational activity to be automatically reported to the ABP through PARS. If attending, you will need to provide USCAP with your date of birth and ABP ID number in order to link CME to your Pathway account. Your ABP ID number can be found in your profile in PATHway. Log in to PATHway by visiting the ABP website at www.abpath.org, and click on the LOGIN to PATHway button in the upper right-hand corner of the home page.

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