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Matching Residents to Pathology Fellowships
The Road Less Traveled?

Jeffrey L. Myers, MD, Samuel A. Yousem, MD, Barry R. DeYoung, MD, and Michael L. Cibull, MD, on behalf of the Council of the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology *


Mandates for pathology training are a topic sure to surface “hot button” issues whatever the venue or whatever the combination of viewpoints gathered around the water cooler. A national pathology fellowship match administered by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) is the latest in a series of controversies affecting residents preparing for a future in our discipline and the programs entrusted with their education and professional development. Crawford and coauthors, representing the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) and its program directors section (PRODS), argue in this issue of the Journal that a pan-pathology fellowship match is the best solution for problems exacerbated by changes in credentialing requirements for board certification in pathology. Other opinion leaders and organizations, including the Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (ADASP), are unconvinced.

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