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  1. Cytopathology and the pathology resident : a survey of residency program directors.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    - To collect information on the status of cytopathology training in the United States.

    Design

    - Questionnaire survey mailed in June 1994.

    Setting

    - Pathology residency training programs in the United States.

    Participants

    - Pathology residency directors.

    Main Outcome Measures

    - Training length, numbers of cytology specimens, teaching methods and topics, and graduated responsibility.

    Results

    - of the 196 surveys mailed, 101 (52%) programs responded.

    The average length of required training was 3 months.

    The perceived optimal training time averaged 4.5 months, however, with 80% of programs requiring less than their stated optimum.

    The median numbers of gynecologic, nongynecologic, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy specimens examined per resident were 1100,500, and 200, respectively.

    Cytopreparatory techniques, laboratory management, computer systems, and immunocytochemistry were included in over 75% of cytopathology training programs.

    Teaching at the microscope was rated as the most important teaching method by 90% of respondents.

    The majority of senior residents performed fine-needle aspiration biopsy procedures and screened and signed out cases with direct faculty supervision, but fewer than 20% of programs allowed senior residents to independently sign out specimens.

    Conclusions

    - Recommendations based on this review include a minimum training time of 3 months, improved training in both fine-needle aspiration biopsy techniques and gynecolog...

    Mots-clés Pascal : Enseignement, Anatomopathologie, Etats Unis, Enquête, Etude multicentrique, Programme enseignement, Méthodologie, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Médecine

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Teaching, Pathology, United States, Inquiry, Multicenter study, Educational program, Methodology, North America, America, Medicine

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0094141

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199608.