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

CPIP supports pathologists who principally practice clinical pathology as well as those who primarily practice anatomic pathology but cover clinical pathology. A diverse portfolio of real-life case scenarios, including images and clinical background, helps pathologists to stay abreast of issues and advances in the lab.

Designed for pathologists, by pathologists. Each case is developed and peer-reviewed ensuring what you learn is practical and easily applied to your work. Thought provoking questions with feedback and a multiple-choice post-test allow you to assess and confirm your diagnostic skills. Participants who earn a passing score on the post-test may apply their earned credits to the ABP’s CC requirements.

Additional Information

Consider the CPIP program if you are a:

  • Medical director seeking to continuously improve the clinical pathology knowledge and collective skills of your pathology team.
  • Pathologist with clinical and/or laboratory management responsibilities.
  • Pathologist seeking CME/SAM or CC credits in clinical pathology.
  • Subspecialty clinical pathologist who needs to keep current.

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Program Information

  • One online clinical laboratory case per month
  • Earn a maximum of 15 CME/SAM credits (AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) per year
  • This activity meets the ABP CC requirements for Improvement in Medical Practice (IMP)

Shipping Schedule

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