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Corresponding author: Rebecca L. Johnson, American Board of Pathology, One Urban Center, Suite 690, 4830 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609, USA. Email: rljohnson@abpath.org

The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.



  • American Board of Pathology
  • board certification
  • physician scientists
  • research pathway
  • residents

Physician Scientist Research Pathway Leading to Certification by the American Board of Pathology.


Journal Title:

Academic Pathology


Volume 3


, Pages 2374289516632234-2374289516632234

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Article | Final Publisher PDF


In 2014, the American Board of Pathology, in response to the pathology community, approved a physician scientist research pathway. This brief report summarizes the history of and objectives for creating the physician scientist research pathway and the requirements of the American Board of Pathology for the certification of physician scientist research pathway trainees.

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