Education and Training

AANP supports the education and training of individuals across the entire breadth of neuropathology, including the graduate student studying the molecular pathways that lead to neurodegeneration, the neuropathology fellow learning how to integrate morphologic and molecular data to diagnose gliomas, the young clinician who wants to maintain their American Board of Pathology certification, or the physician who has been practicing neuropathology for decades and simply wants to learn the latest advances in neuropathology.

AANP supports the education and training of its members through a rich variety of educational opportunities, including a subscription to the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, the annual meeting, CME/SAMS courses, and the Diagnostic Slide Session.

  • AANP Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Self-Assessment Modules (SAMS)
    AANP provides AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) and Self-Assessment Modules (SAMS), which help fulfill the Life-Long Learning and Self-Assessment component of Maintenance of Certification (MOC)  through the American Board of Pathology. The educational design of these activities address the needs of physicians and scientists in the field of neuropathology. AANP offers Journal-Based, Online, and Annual Meeting SAMs.
  • Neuropathology Fellowship Training Programs 
    Neuropathology is a rewarding and intellectually challenging field within pathology.  Board certification in neuropathology generally requires a two year fellowship, for which there are many outstanding training programs that rely on AANP for educational support.  Fellowship training incorporates milestones, which provide a framework for assessing the quality of education and training of neuropathology fellows across six ACGME core competencies, as described here.  The original Neuropathology competencies developed by the AANP Professional Affairs Committee in 2002 are located here. 
  • Maintenance of Certification – American Board of Pathology
    MOC through the ABP consists of four parts: Professionalism and Professional Standing, Life-Long Learning and Self-Assessment, Assessment of Knowledge, Judgement and Skills, and Improvement in Medical Practice.  AANP provides AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) and Self-Assessment Modules (SAMS) which help fulfill the Life-Long Learning and Self-Assessment component of MOC.
  • Diagnostic Slide Sessions
    The Diagnostic Slide Session provides an invigorating opportunity to present difficult and interesting cases to the AANP membership. It is a forum that often leads to a lively discussion and debate which is immensely educational to residents, fellows, attending physicians and scientists.


Educational Resources and Related Links

Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education
American Medical Association Education 
Neuropathology Blog
American Board of Pathology
Pathology Resident Wiki of Neuropathology Fellowships
Milestones for Pathology Residency and Neuropathology Fellowship