Board examination for anatomical pathology in Switzerland: two intense days to verify professional competence

Lehr, Hans-Anton ; Moch, Holger ; Christen, Brigitte ; Safret, Alexandra ; Gugger, Mathias ; Rössle, Matthias ; von Gunten, Michael ; Lemoine, Robert ; Kurt, Ann-Marie ; Caduff, Rosmarie ; Walter, Arnold ; Singer, Gad ; Luscieti, Peter ; Bannwart, Fridolin ; Genton, Claude

In: Virchows Archiv, 2012, vol. 461, no. 1, p. 87-92

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    About 15years ago, the Swiss Society of Pathology has developed and implemented a board examination in anatomical pathology. We describe herein the contents covered by this 2-day exam (autopsy pathology, cytology, histopathology, molecular pathology, and basic knowledge about mechanisms of disease) and its exact modalities, sketch a brief history of the exam, and finish with a concise discussion about the possible objectives and putative benefits weighed against the hardship that it imposes on the candidates