THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PATHOLOGY

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All diplomates are required to complete an ABPath-approved Patient Safety Course (PSC) at least once during each 10-year CC cycle. ABPath-approved PSCs have been approved by either ABMS or ABPath for content and are the only PSCs acceptable to meet the CC PSC requirement. Other PSCs may only be reported for any CME credit they award.

  • 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 approved PSCs to be reported for both Lifelong Learning SAM credit and Improvement in Medical Practice individual activity requirements.

The approved PSCs designed specifically for pathologists are offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME). The general physician PSCs are also acceptable to meet this requirement.

List of ABPath-approved PSCs for Pathologists

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

College of American Pathologists (CAP)

National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME)

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)

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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