Clinical Pathology Improvement Program (CPIP)

As the complexity of practicing medicine grows, it is more important than ever to keep skills up to date. The Clinical Pathology Improvement Program (CPIP) supports both clinical and anatomic pathologists with a diverse portfolio of hands-on, interactive, case-based learning to address both common and esoteric issues faced in the lab.

CPIPs are practical and easily applied to your work. The case-based approach builds as you move through the materials, unveiling additional information. Just like in the real world. Each case is developed and peer-reviewed by industry experts. It is designed for pathologists, by pathologists.

Consider CPIPs if you are a:

  • Pathologist with clinical and/or laboratory management responsibilities.

  • Pathologist seeking CME/SAM or MOC credits in clinical pathology.

  • Subspecialty clinical pathologist who needs to keep current.

  • Pathology resident preparing for boards in clinical pathology.


Whether choosing to purchase individual cases, released monthly, or selecting an annual subscription, each CPIP case will help you to gain the knowledge you need to stay at the forefront of diagnosing illnesses.



Cases unfold revealing
additional information


Addresses rapidly changing
issues in the field of pathology


Online availability provides flexibility to complete on your schedule

Featured Course of the Month


Red Cell Rubble (Means Trouble): An Approach to Thrombotic Microangiopathy

Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA) is a nonimmune condition characterized by hemolytic anemia either due to abnormalities in the microvasculature or to intravascular devices that lead to fragmentation of the red blood cells. When MAHA is combined with thrombocytopenia, it is referred to as thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) and can be due to secondary etiologies such as pregnancy, infections, drugs, autoimmune disease, and malignancy. A diagnosis of TMA (MAHA) requires high clinical suspicion and comprehensive laboratory workup.

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CPIPs allow pathologists to gain knowledge relevant to current practice and to ignite an interest in new areas of pathology.

Jonathan Heusel, MD, PhD, FCAP
Washington University School of Medicine

Activity Information

Needle in a Haystack - Diagnosis of Genetic Mosaicism Driving Somatic Overgrowth
Identify appropriate assays and reference labs.

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Improving the Value of Laboratory Testing: Strategies for Altering Test Utilization
Apply proven test utilization practices.

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Advantages and Potential Pitfalls of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectometry in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Use MALDI-TOF appropriately and effectively.

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Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC) Medications: Impact on Routine and Specialized Laboratory Coagulation Testing
Learn DOAC impacts on assay results.

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Transfusion Reactions: A Practical, Case Based Guide to Quick and Accurate Diagnosis
Learn about the types of adverse reactions patients can have, as well as how to diagnose and manage these reactions.

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An Approach to Absolute Monocytosis: Morphology to Molecular Diagnosis
Learn the causes of absolute monocytosis and the differences in benign and neoplastic presentation.

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Test your knowledge with one of our most popular CPIP courses - a challenging immunology case involving tuberculosis. Complimentary for a limited time.


See our full list of CPIP activities.

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