Dr. Diane Davey, Chair of the Continuing Education Oversight Committee presents a webinar on writing, reviewing and approving effective Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).

Dr. Davey presents this material as a reference for presenters and Committee members involved in ASC Educational Activities. Most ASC educational activities offer SAM credits, including: Cyto-econferences, eJournal, Case Studies, Annual Scientific Meeting Workshops, Video Microscopy Tutorials, Panel Luncheons and MORE!
Self-Assessment Modules

SAM Webinar objectives and rationale:

  • ASC receives accreditation from ACCME for educational activities.
  • ASC is approved to give Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) by the American Board of Pathology for Maintenance of Certification.
  • Keeping this accreditation and approval is critical as most cytologists have time-limited certificates.
  • Audits of SAMs have shown variable question quality.
  • Those subscribing to ASC activities in the future will prefer questions that mirror board-type questions.

At the end of the SAM webinar, you will be able to write, review, and approve a well-constructed assessment question that is reliable and valid.




Please contact Jodi Smith, ASC Educational Programs Coordinator, jsmith@nullcytopathology.org if you have questions.