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All diplomates are required to complete a Component I Patient Safety Course (PSC) at least once during each 10-year CC cycle. Component I PSCs have been approved by either ABMS or ABPath for content and are the only PSCs acceptable to meet the CC PSC requirement. Component II PSCs have not been approved by ABMS or ABPath for content and do not meet the CC requirement.  Component II PSCs may only be reported as CME credit.

  • Diplomates enrolled in the CC program between 2006-2011 must complete the course by the 10th year of the cycle for the first 10-year cycle only.  For each subsequent cycle, the course must be completed within the first two reporting periods (or by the 4th year) of the cycle.
  • For all other diplomates, the course must be completed within the first two reporting periods (or by the 4th year) for each cycle.

ABPath allows all Component I PSCs to be reported for both Part II SAM credit and Part IV PI/QA activity requirements

The Component I PSCs designed specifically for pathologists are offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The general physician PSCs are also acceptable to meet this requirement. Providers wishing to offer a Component I PSC should see the Educational Providers page.

List of ABPath-approved PSCs for Pathologists

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

College of American Pathologists (CAP)

List of ABPath-approved PSCs for General Physicians

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI: Open School)

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM)

National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)

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