Thursday, March 12, 2009

The College of American Pathologists Neuropathology Eduction Program

I'm working through the College of American Pathologists Neuropathology Program with neurology resident Fazeel Siddiqui, MD. (who happens to be a contributor to Medinbytes.com, a resource for the Pakistani medical community). According to the CAP website, the Neuropathology Program "is designed as an educational program for anatomic pathologists, neuropathologists, and trainees to assess and improve their diagnostic skills and to learn of new developments in neuropathology. Each shipment contains a CD-ROM with eight cases that cover the spectrum of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders affecting the central and peripheral nervous systems, including infectious, degenerative, developmental, demyelinating, traumatic, toxic-metabolic, vascular, and neuromuscular diseases. Four of the eight cases in each shipment comprise a mini-symposium focused on a specific problem area in neuropathology. The other four cases cover a variety of nervous system diseases." The mini-symposium featured on the current CD-ROM focuses on new entities introduced in the 2007 edition of the World Health Organization Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System.

You get 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education Credits for answering and submitting the multiple choice questions associated with each CD-ROM. It should be noted that the images associated with each case are downloadable in PowerPoint format for use in your own lectures to medical students and residents. A one-year subscription to the program, which gets you two CD-ROMs (16 cases) , costs $346 for one subscriber (and $54 for each additional subscriber at an institution). Given the care with which these cases are selected and presented, the cost of the program is well worth the value!

2 comments:

sospokesaroj said...

Hello! I wandered here from Twitter, thanks for adding me. :)

This looks like a very interesting blog, especially since I want to pursue a career in neurology (haven't quite narrowed down specifics though). I'm adding it to my blogroll. I do comment on some health/science issues on my blog (among many other things), though I tend to veer towards neuroscience issues if I can help it!

sospokesaroj said...

Hello! I wandered here from Twitter, thanks for adding me. :)

This looks like a very interesting blog, especially since I want to pursue a career in neurology (haven't quite narrowed down specifics though). I'm adding it to my blogroll. I do comment on some health/science issues on my blog (among many other things), though I tend to veer towards neuroscience issues if I can help it!