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Program Name Cases/Year Number of Shipments
Online cases in clinical pathology 12 Twelve cases per year; your CAP shipping contact will be notified via email when the activity is available

Additional Information

Pathologists and residents can use CPIP online to assess and improve their skills in clinical pathology.

  • Case topics may originate from the ABP’s general listing suggested for CC including laboratory administration and operations, transfusion medicine, chemistry, coagulation, hematology, immunology, microbiology, and molecular genetic pathology.
  • Cases may include patient history, case‑related static images, and whole slide images.
  • Monthly individual CPIP cases can also be ordered online. Go to and choose the Learning tab. To order both CPIP and CPIP1, please call 800‑323‑4040 or 847‑832‑7000 option 1.

Program Information

  • One online clinical laboratory case per month
  • CPIP1 ‑ Additional pathologist (within the same institution) reporting option with CME/SAM credit; must order in conjunction with CPIP
  • Earn a maximum of 15 CME/SAM credits (AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) per year
  • This activity meets the ABP CC Part IV Practice Performance Assessment requirements

Shipping Schedule

  • Shipment A: January 21
  • Shipment B: February 18
  • Shipment C: March 18
  • Shipment D: April 15
  • Shipment E: May 20
  • Shipment F: June 17
  • Shipment G: July 15
  • Shipment H: August 19
  • Shipment I: September 16
  • Shipment J: October 21
  • Shipment K: November 18
  • Shipment L: December 16