- To collect information on the status of cytopathology training in the United States.
- Questionnaire survey mailed in June 1994.
- Pathology residency training programs in the United States.
- Pathology residency directors.
- Training length, numbers of cytology specimens, teaching methods and topics, and graduated responsibility.
- 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.
- 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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