Pathology Trainees Need a Better Way to Track Progress!

During my tenure as Chair of the Residents Forum Executive Committee and the CAP Residents Forum, we worked on a resolution to highlight the need to improve how graduated responsibilities are implemented in pathology training programs (see separate post).  During the robust discussions at meetings, conferences and even a well attended webinar, several residents pointed out that before a trainee can request additional responsibilities, there must be a way for the resident to be deemed competent in certain areas.  Current methods of evaluating trainees (e.g. ACGME milestones, program specific systems) were discussed and many people expressed serious concerns about the...

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