Pathology Board Review

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Full Course:  46.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 6/15/21)

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Pathology Residents/Fellows preparing for their specialty examinations, as well as Practicing Pathologists who wish to fulfill MOC (CME and SAM) requirements, prepare for recertification, or update their knowledge in general.

Series 1 (PATHBR1): Stay Current on Rapidly Changing Specialty

Pathology Board Review is a comprehensive review of the basic concepts and recent advances in anatomical and clinical pathology. Case-based discussions cover a broad range of topics like hematopathology, clinical microbiology, clinical chemistry, and blood banking etc. This CME course also highlights best practices for laboratory management and quality control helping you to better:
  • Confront challenging issues in practice of pathology
  • Gain clarity on basic principles of diagnostic pathology and prepare for the board examinations
  • Attain the latest information on the core concepts and diagnostic work-ups
  • Integrate the new knowledge into daily practice to provide utmost care to the patient


This course is strictly ONLINE with no download – an internet connection is critical in order to do this course.  Do not complete testing prior to the end of your chosen date period or your dates will be adjusted.

To view topic outline of the full course, see below:

Full Course:
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Available in Interactive format.
Only Available Option: Full

Course Topics

General Pathology

Cell Injury, Inflammation, Repair; Hypersensitivity, Autoimmune Disease, Immune Deficiency; Immunohistochemistry; Environmental Pathology; Developmental and Genetic Disorders 1 - Causes of Birth Defects, Errors of Morphogenesis and Chromosomal Disorders; Developmental and Genetic Disorders 2 - Single Gene and Multifactorial Disorders.

Anatomic and Surgical Pathology

Pathology of the Respiratory System; Pathology of Gastrointestinal System and Pancreas; Pathology of the Male Urogenital System; Pathology of the Endocrine System; Pathology of Soft Tissues; Pathology of Bone; Pathology of the Liver and Biliary System; Pathology of Breast and Female Genital System; Pathology of the Kidney; Pathology of the Skin; Pathology of the Central Nervous System; Differential Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Tumors; Cardiovascular Pathology 1; Cardiovascular Pathology 2; Cardiovascular Pathology 3.


Pap Smear (Cervical and Vaginal Cytology) - Benign/Reactive Changes and Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions (SILs); Pap Smear (Cervical and Vaginal Cytology) - Glandular Abnormalities, Quality Control and Quality Assurance; Non-gynecologic Cytology - Respiratory Tract, Urine and Bladder Washings, Effusions and Peritoneal Washings, and Cerebrospinal Fluid; Fine-needle Aspiration Cytology - Breast, Thyroid, Salivary Gland, Lymph Nodes, Liver, Pancreas, Kidney.

Hematology Including Coagulation Disorders

Pathology of Red Blood Cells; Pathology of White Blood Cells; Pathology of Lymph Nodes; Pathology of Platelets and Coagulation.

Blood Transfusion

Blood Donation and Blood Components; Pre-Transfusion Testing; Transfusion Reactions; Clinical Transfusion Medicine.


Bacterial Infections; Viral Infections; Fungal Infections; Parasitic Infections.

Molecular Biology

Introduction to FISH, Conventional Cytogenetics and Arrays; Molecular Pathology: Introduction, Concepts and Techniques; Medical Genetics and Inherited Diseases; Neoplastic Molecular Pathology.

Clinical Chemistry

Laboratory Operations: Methods, Statistics, Quality Management; Lipids, Proteins and Enzymes; Water, Electrolytes and Acid-Base Metabolism; Endocrine Disorders and Hormones; Clinical Toxicology and Therapeutic Drugs.

Management, Quality Assurance and Organization of the Laboratory

Management, Quality Assurance, Organization of the Laboratory; Lab Management Highlights.

Course Objectives

After viewing this program, the participant will be better able to:
  • Define the basic core knowledge for passing the board specialty examination and the practice of pathology in hospital or laboratory settings
  • Discuss basic principles of diagnostic pathology
  • Apply knowledge to daily problems in the practice of pathology
  • Analyze the results in light of newly acquired knowledge
  • Evaluate the new knowledge by objective means, such as tests or application in practice



Accreditation Statement
Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 46.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Updated for Rerelease: June 15, 2018
Date of Original Release: June 15, 2016
Date of Credit Termination: June 15, 2021
Estimated Time to Complete: 46.25 hours
CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.
Pathology Board Review has been registered as a Lifelong Learning (Part II) and Self-Assessment Module (SAM) to offer credits in the American Board of Pathology's (ABPath) Continuing Certification program.

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