The Association for Pathology Informatics believes that pathology informatics is an integral part of the practice of Pathology in the 21st Century and therefore strongly supports informatics education for all pathology residents. This led us into a partnership with the Association of Pathology Chairs and the College of American Pathologists to create Pathology Informatics Essentials for Residents, or PIER. PIER “is a research-based instructional resource that presents training topics, implementation strategies and resource options for program directors and faculty to effectively provide informatics training to their residents and meet ACGME informatics milestone requirements. PIER is also an effective resource for aspiring specialists to develop prerequisite pathology informatics knowledge and skills prior to advanced training or fellowships.”  Please visit the PIER website for more information.