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Teaching Residents Genomic Pathology: A Novel Approach for New Technology

Haspel, Richard L. MD, PhD

Advances in Anatomic Pathology: March 2013 - Volume 20 - Issue 2 - p 125–129
doi: 10.1097/PAP.0b013e31828629b2
Review Articles

Genomics-based diagnostics have become part of patient care. As pathologists have the expertise in clinical laboratory testing as well as access to patient samples, all genomic medicine is genomic pathology. This article will review the evidence that there is a critical need for pathology resident training in genomics. Several individual program curricula are described as well as the progress of the Training Residents in Genomics Working Group. This group has made significant advances toward developing, implementing, and evaluating a national curriculum in genomics for pathology residents. The novel approach of the Training Residents in Genomics Working Group can be used as a model for training pathology professionals in any new technology.

Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Supported by the National Institutes of Health (1R25CA168544-01).

The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Reprints: Richard L. Haspel, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, Yamins 309, Boston, MA 02215 (e-mail: rhaspel@bidmc.harvard.edu).

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