PIER and API
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.” ("Pathology Informatics Essentials for Residents (PIER)." Association of Pathology Chairs, Web. 21 June 2018.) Please visit the PIER website for more information.
In further support for pathology informatics education, API has long provided pathology informatics ”boot camps” on the first day of the Pathology Informatics Summit. Recordings of the presentations and the presentation slides have been reviewed and mapped to the PIER Essentials to assist pathology residency faculty in the delivery of pathology informatics knowledge to our residents.