THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PATHOLOGY

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The American Board of Pathology (ABPath) has partnered with the Accredi­tation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to create an automated process for reporting of a pathologist’s AMA PRA Category I CME (including SAMs) to the ABPath for our Continuing Certification Program. The ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) is now active and provides tracking of completed CMEs in a diplomate’s PATHway account.

Once a CME activity is completed, with a pathologist’s permission and their ABPath ID#, an accredited CME provider that is participating in PARS will report this information to ACCME, which is then sent on to ABPath. The CME credits will automatically show in the diplomate’s CC reporting form in PATHway (beginning with 2019 CC reporting forms) and a transcript of CME credits reported via PARS will be available for download. Diplomates will still have the ability to manually enter CME activities from providers not participating in PARS. American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), College of American Pathologists (CAP), and United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) are currently participating in PARS and we expect other CME providers will participate in the future.

As an additional benefit of this partnership, diplomates will now be able to search for CME activities by credit type (CME, SAM, and Improvement in Medical Practice [Part IV]), provider, and key word in ACCME’s CME Finder.

This streamlined process has been developed for our diplomates’ benefit through the joint commitment that ABPath and the ACCME share to support pathologists’ continuing professional development and to improving pathologists’ performance for the care of patients.

For more information we encourage you to visit the following resources:

· The ACCME website page CME that Counts for ABPath Continuing Certification.

· ABPath’s Continuing Certification Lifelong Learning requirements.

If you have any questions, please email ABPath’s Continuing Certification Coordinator at John@abpath.org

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