Program Directors


2017-2018 PEC for Cytopathology Fellows Exam Dates:

Pre-Exam        July 24, 2017 – August 7, 2017
Mid-Exam       December 4, 2017 – December 18, 2017
Final Exam      May 7, 2018 – May 21, 2018

The fee per fellow is $325 for access to the three exams.

The American Society of Cytopathology has launched an educational initiative to aid Cytopathology Program Directors in monitoring and ensuring competency of the cytology fellows in their Programs.  The Progressive Evaluation of Competency (PEC) for Cytopathology Fellows Program offers three online exams over the fellowship year that will track a fellow’s baseline, mid-year and final level of knowledge, and overall competency in cytopathology.  Topics covered will include:  Gynecological, Non-Gynecological, FNA, and Laboratory Operations.

One of the requirements of ACGME for Cytopathology Fellowship Training Programs is the evaluation of fellows during training and before issuing a completion certificate. At present, there is no objective third-party evaluation of fellows.  The ASC is taking the lead in developing this stratified comprehensive examination series that will cover all areas of cytopathology including new techniques and laboratory administration.

The program is available only to Cytopathology Fellowship Program Directors who are current ASC members and who register all fellows in the program for a fee per fellow.  Each exam will be available for a specified period of time during which each registered fellow will take the exam online. The results will be returned to the Program Director for review with each fellow. General and comparative statistics will be generated with field validation of the questions occurring over time.