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Teaching and Education

APMG pathologists typically attend the primary hospital committees, such as Medicine, Surgery and OB-GYN. Participation is active, with a goal of understanding and responding to the needs of the medical staff. As appropriate, pathologists will attend other committees and departmental meetings, such as transfusion, medical executive, and the like. We view this participation as an important aspect of hospital support and interface. It is an opportunity to connect with our clinical colleagues, field their questions, and update them on the newest tests and procedures. 

Teaching is a core requirement of all APMG pathologists. Typically, this involves tumor conferences and other hospital conferences. Whenever possible, we use whole slide images which are much more compelling than static images.  In addition, to help satisfy regulatory requirements, autopsy cases are presented in either a formal Morbidity and Mortality conference or as a short presentation at Medicine or Surgery departmental meetings.

Teaching also involves nurses, medical technologists, and ancillary staff. Seminars and workshops for healthcare personnel are also conducted on a regular basis. Proficiency test results are used as discussion points. We have presented case findings at nursing committees.

Several of the APMG pathologists serve an active role in the teaching and training of medical residents and students. 

On a regional and national level, several members of our group give seminars and workshops for physicians and medical technologists. The ASCP Body Fluid workshop is consistently one of highest rated medical technology program, typically scoring 4.8 or 4.9 on a 5 point scale.

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