Ensure Instructional Consistency Provide every resident in your program with consistent training, including information and techniques at the forefront of pathological medicine. PATHPrimer provides:
- Lesson overviews that summarize topic highlights
- Learning objectives crafted by experienced educators and thought leaders
- Practice questions that help assess learning and boost retention
Check Progress and Performance Easily review individual and program-wide reports on progress toward program milestones. Through the Faculty module, you’ll be able to access the entire curriculum, including assessments, so you can see what your residents are studying.
Respond Quickly To Resident Needs PATHPrimer provides educators with insight into individual and program-wide performance on the 2,450 pathological topics, so you can identify issues early and plan for improvement opportunities. Assessment areas include:
- Clinical and Pathologic Diagnoses
- Normal Histology
- Testing Techniques, Standards, and Protocols
- Laboratory Management
PATHPrimer lessons include learning objectives, lesson overviews, specific diagnoses and assessment questions related to more than 2,450 anatomic pathology topics.
PATHPrimer delivers the most comprehensive pathology curriculum available. The curriculum covers more than 2,450 topics across all anatomic pathology disciplines to help your residents become competent, confident pathologists.
Written By Pathology Thought Leaders
Our team of authors is a collective of thought leaders in the field of pathology. Each consultant contributes a lifetime of subspecialty expertise to the PATHPrimer learning experience.
For each key area, educators can see how individual residents are performing, how residents in a specific program year are performing as a group, and how residents in your program are performing compared to their peers around the world. Educators can also use this information to gain insight into areas of strength and weakness for individual residents, specific program years, and the entire residency program.
Reporting and Documentation
Use key performance indicators for individual residents, such as time spent reading topics, number of questions taken, and average quiz performance statistics to help accurately gauge and document your residents’ progress.
PATHPrimer’s curriculum provides a consistent educational resource for every teaching faculty member in your program. For example, if you ask first years to study the PATHPrimer Hospital Autopsy curriculum during their autopsy rotation, you will know every first year will get the same training in that area.
Save time getting started with printable reading lists, department implementation suggestions, and recommendations on how to integrate with your resident tracking software. These time savers, combined with the Faculty module’s training tools, makes reporting quick and easy.
- Can I take quizzes the same way residents can?
From within the faculty module, a faculty member may review all learning objectives, reading material, practice questions, and test questions for every lesson. When faculty review questions, the questions appear in an answered state and show answer justifications, captions, and teaching points within each question.
- How many people can access the faculty module?
All of your faculty and program administrative staff can have access to the faculty module.
- Can I use PATHPrimer on my mobile device?
PATHPrimer is optimized for browsers that can be viewed on an iPad® and other tablet devices.
- Where does the content in the PATHPrimer curriculum come from?
The PATHPrimer reading content comes from the award-winning Elsevier collection, Diagnostic Pathology, and was written by leading pathologists in each curriculum area. The anatomic pathology questions come from the popular Elsevier title, Anatomic Pathology Board Review, by Jay H. Lefkowitch, MD. The clinical pathology questions come from the celebrated title, Clinical Pathology Board Review, by Steven L. Spitalnik, MD.
- What kinds of questions are in PATHPrimer?
PATHPrimer’s questions are board-style questions primarily from the Elsevier titles Anatomic Pathology Board Review, by Jay H. Lefkowitch and Clinical Pathology Board Review, by Steven L. Spitalnik, MD with an additional 200 exclusive questions found only in PATHPrimer.
- How many questions are in the system?
PATHPrimer has nearly 2,200 challenging questions to help learners prepare for rotations, board exams, and recertification exams.
- Can PATHPrimer help me keep track of the progress of residents in my program and help me identify where residents are excelling and struggling?
Yes. PATHPrimer reporting shows your overall scores in each curriculum category for each resident and resident year. This way, you can easily identify the areas in which residents are excelling and the areas in which they may need additional help.
- Does PATHPrimer cover Anatomic and Clinical Pathology?
Yes. The PATHPrimer curriculum includes both anatomic and clinical pathology content.
- What is different about PATHPrimer?
PATHPrimer provides a comprehensive pathology curriculum, organized into lessons with corresponding learning objectives and assessments for each curriculum category. In addition, PATHPrimer content was written by well-known pathologists who are thought leaders in each of their respective sub-specialties.