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Reporting of Examination Results to Candidates:

  • When all requirements for certification are met, the candidate will receive a letter posted in their Board Correspondence tab in PATHway approximately 6 weeks following the last day of examinations indicating whether or not he/she has been successful. The ABPath does not report examination scores to successful candidates.
  • An engraved certificate will be mailed to a successful diplomate approximately 3-4 months after release of the results.
  • Examination score(s) and information regarding relative performance in areas of the examination is provided to the unsuccessful candidate.
  • If a candidate has not uploaded all requirements for certification (e.g. current, valid medical license) into the My Profile tab of their PATHway, examination results will be withheld by the ABPath until evidence of completion of these requirements has been received and evaluated by the ABPath. If all requirements are not met within 2 years from the date of the examination, the examination results will become null and void.

Reporting of Examination Results to Training Programs:

  • Each year, training program directors (primary and subspecialty) receive, via PATHway, a report of the board examination performance of all residents, by name, who have done all or part of their training in the program during the previous 6 years.
  • A six year cumulative board performance report, without names, is sent annually to the ACGME Pathology Review Committee for use in accreditation of the training program. The ACGME report includes only residents who completed all of their training in the program.

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