Renal Pathology Society
Training Program Recommendations
Renal pathology represents a distinct subspecialty of pathology, however, there is currently no formal process (e.g. through the American Board of Pathology) to recognize minimum training and certification requirements for this subspecialty. In the absence of such accreditation/certification standards, this document is intended to provide general guidance regarding recommendations for appropriate subspecialty training in renal pathology for current and future renal pathology fellows and fellowship program directors, as well as individuals in positions to recruit and hire renal pathologists. This information may be useful for the development of new programs and the assessment of existing ones. The criteria outlined in this document are only intended to reflect consensus opinion suggestions of the Renal Pathology Society, rather than absolute criteria for renal pathology training programs or requirements for the practice of renal pathology.
1. Recommended Training Environment Characteristics:
2. Recommended Training Stages that Integrate Diagnostic Knowledge, Patient Care, Systems Based Practice, and Interpersonal and Communication Skills:
The RPS promotes excellence in diagnosis, fosters basic, clinical and translational research, encourages training and education in renal disease, sponsors US based and international conferences and symposia, and brings news and updates pertaining to renal pathology to its members around the world.
Office of the Secretary
Virginie Royal, MD
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Kuang-Yu Jen, MD, PhD
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