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
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.
Full article here.