Albert Einstein advocated that "education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."
USCAP makes it possible to learn at the speed of thought.
Our formats appeal to the ways in which people learn at their own pace, in their own style. Moving information to the right place at the right time assures change, and assimilated change predicts progress.
USCAP organizes information in a variety of modules and packages that can be assimilated in learning episodes that are manageable and not overwhelming. From a 15-minute platform session of an abstract describing the latest in translational research to a full day course on a specific, relevant topic, the Academy provides a rich panorama of formats. There are short courses, case-based evening specialty conferences, companion society meetings on subspecialty topics, stand-alone meetings directed to practice improvement for community based pathologists, and interactive microscopy for direct, back-to-basics mentoring. There is often departure from classroom style with the integration of audience response systems, virtual slides, interactive interludes, and audience conversational exchanges. Posters, journal papers with high impact factors, and on line repositories of information create a comprehensive resource for creating a better pathologist.
The implementation of an interactive learning center in Palm Springs, California, is a concrete, steel and glass expression of how USCAP is building its future, and yours.
The elected Education Committee, exclusively, controls educational content of all USCAP offerings which are free of commercial bias. Education members view their role with responsibility and reverence. The diligent evaluation process adds to the quality. Click below for Dr. John Hart’s (Professor of Pathology, University of Chicago) perspective.