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Evidence-Based Alignment of Pathology Residency With Practice II: Findings and Implications.

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Black-Schaffer, WS; Robboy, SJ; Gross, DJ; Crawford, JM; Johnson, K; Austin, M; Karcher, DS; Johnson, RL; Powell, SZ; Sanfrancesco, J; Cohen, MB
Published in: Academic pathology
January 2021

This article presents findings from a 4-year series of surveys of new-in-practice pathologists, and a survey of physician employers of new pathologists, assessing how pathology graduate medical education prepares its graduates for practice. Using the methodology described in our previous study, we develop evidence for the importance of residency training for various practice areas, comparing findings over different practice settings, sizes, and lengths of time in practice. The principal findings are (1) while new-in-practice pathologists and their employers report residency generally prepared them well for practice, some areas-billing and coding, laboratory management, molecular pathology, and pathology informatics-consistently were identified as being important in practice but inadequately prepared for in residency; (2) other areas-autopsy pathology, and subspecialized apheresis and blood donor center blood banking services-consistently were identified as relatively unimportant in practice and excessively prepared for in residency; (3) the notion of a single comprehensive model for categorical training in residency is challenged by the disparity between broad general practice in some settings and narrower subspecialty practice in others; and (4) the need for preparation in some areas evolves during practice, raising questions about the appropriate mode and circumstance for training in these areas. The implications of these findings range from rebalancing the emphasis among practice areas in residency, to reconsidering the structure of graduate medical education in pathology to meet present and evolving future practice needs.

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Academic pathology

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2374-2895

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2374-2895

Publication Date

January 2021

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8

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23742895211002816
 

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Black-Schaffer, W. S., Robboy, S. J., Gross, D. J., Crawford, J. M., Johnson, K., Austin, M., … Cohen, M. B. (2021). Evidence-Based Alignment of Pathology Residency With Practice II: Findings and Implications. Academic Pathology, 8, 23742895211002816. https://doi.org/10.1177/23742895211002816
Black-Schaffer, W Stephen, Stanley J. Robboy, David J. Gross, James M. Crawford, Kristen Johnson, Melissa Austin, Donald S. Karcher, et al. “Evidence-Based Alignment of Pathology Residency With Practice II: Findings and Implications.Academic Pathology 8 (January 2021): 23742895211002816. https://doi.org/10.1177/23742895211002816.
Black-Schaffer WS, Robboy SJ, Gross DJ, Crawford JM, Johnson K, Austin M, et al. Evidence-Based Alignment of Pathology Residency With Practice II: Findings and Implications. Academic pathology. 2021 Jan;8:23742895211002816.
Black-Schaffer, W. Stephen, et al. “Evidence-Based Alignment of Pathology Residency With Practice II: Findings and Implications.Academic Pathology, vol. 8, Jan. 2021, p. 23742895211002816. Epmc, doi:10.1177/23742895211002816.
Black-Schaffer WS, Robboy SJ, Gross DJ, Crawford JM, Johnson K, Austin M, Karcher DS, Johnson RL, Powell SZ, Sanfrancesco J, Cohen MB. Evidence-Based Alignment of Pathology Residency With Practice II: Findings and Implications. Academic pathology. 2021 Jan;8:23742895211002816.
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Published In

Academic pathology

DOI

EISSN

2374-2895

ISSN

2374-2895

Publication Date

January 2021

Volume

8

Start / End Page

23742895211002816