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, Teaching Rounds, and the Diagnostic Slide Session. AANP also supports Satellite Meetings at the Annual Meeting, which includes the AANP Scholar's Program. The AANP Scholar's Program is supported by an R13 Grant from the NIH*. The grant provides funding for 20 AANP Scholars to attend a three-year trainee career development workshop.
*Research shared as part of the AANP’s annual meeting is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH. 
  • 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 competencies, is 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) which help fulfill the Life-Long Learning 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