Academic Pathology: The Official Publication of the APC


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Aims and Scope

Academic Pathology is an open access journal sponsored by the Association for Academic Pathology, established to give voice to the innovations in leadership and management of academic departments of Pathology. These innovations may have impact across the breadth of pathology and laboratory medicine practice. Academic Pathology addresses methods for improving patient care (clinical informatics, genomic testing and data management, lab automation, electronic health record integration, and annotate biorepositories); best practices in inter-professional clinical partnerships; innovative pedagogical approaches to medical education and educational program evaluation in pathology; models for training academic pathologists and advancing academic career development; administrative and organizational models supporting the discipline; and leadership development in academic medical centers, health systems, and other relevant venues. Intended authorship and audiences for Academic Pathology are international and reach beyond academic pathology itself, including but not limited to healthcare providers, educators, researchers, and policy-makers. Academic Pathology will publish original articles, reviews and commentaries. Contributions should reflect the best practices of Pathology as a dynamic 21st century discipline. All articles will be rigorously peer reviewed for relevance and quality.

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The Pathology Competencies for Medical Education were created by pathology chairs and course directors to serve as a national standard identifying the core content for teaching pathology in three basic competencies: disease mechanisms, integration of disease mechanisms into organ system pathology, and application of pathology to diagnostic medicine. Each competency includes learning goals and objectives to assess the acquisition, integration and application of knowledge to demonstrate the development of competency. Educational cases are being developed to highlight key teaching points of the learning objectives of the three competencies and clinical thinking.

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Academic Pathology: The Official Publication of the Association of Pathology Chairs

James M. Crawford, MD, PhD
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Editorial Assistant
Barbara DeClementi
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Managing Editor
Henry Carter

Executive Editor
Priscilla Markwood, CAE