By Alex Feldman, MD
As a resident, I have always found the education provided at the ASCP Annual Meeting to be very meaningful, especially the Resident Review Series. ASCP has a wonderful track record with pathology education, and it really shows here!
For residents attending the ASCP Annual Meeting, these lectures provide an interactive opportunity to test your knowledge and identify strong and weak areas in preparation for Boards. You get to hear from nationally-acclaimed experts who share in-depth insights, hot-topic developments, and practical information in a number of subspecialty topic areas.
The instructors are excellent; they are not only incredibly knowledgeable about their fields, but also adept teachers. Topics cover both surgical and clinical pathology including hematopathology, renal, soft tissue, microbiology, chemistry, and transfusion medicine. We went over common topics and questions as well as many high-yield points. The series includes six hours of education, set up as five, 1.5-hour sessions over Thursday and Friday of the meeting.
I have heard from other colleagues (particularly my seniors when I was a junior resident) who went and thought it was an excellent resource as well. Regardless of what year you are in, the Resident Review Series is an incredible, high-yield opportunity that will help you prepare for Boards.
Learn more about the ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting and register here.
Alex Feldman, MD, is a fourth-year pathology resident at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and is Chair-Elect of the ASCP Resident Council.