The resident must develop competencies in the six following areas to the level expected of a new practitioner.
Patient Care: Residents must demonstrate a satisfactory level of diagnostic competence and the ability to provide appropriate and effective consultation in the context of pathology services.
Medical Knowledge: Residents must demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate (e.g, epidemiologic and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to pathology.
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: Residents must be able to demonstrate the ability to investigate and evaluate their diagnostic and consultative practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve their patient care practices.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Residents must be able to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with other health care providers, patients, and patients’ families.
Professionalism: Residents must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
Systems-Based Practice: Residents must demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to call on system resources to provide pathology services that are of optimal value.