The Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, is launching an Online Journal Club Program (OJC) for pathology/cytology residents practicing in the MENA region. This program is endorsed by the Arab Division of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP-AD). This CME-accredited program is registered for CME certification with the Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) office of Kuwait Institute for Medical Specializations (KIMS) under the registration number: 004912 / HPCl / Sep23. The program will award a total of 24 Category 1 CME points. The program will involve residents across all countries presenting selected pathology and cytology review articles in pathology. The meeting is held twice each month. Each meeting will involve 2 resident presentations and conclude with a post-journal interactive pathology quiz to test the knowledge gained. Attendees can post questions and answer multiple-choice (MCQ) quizzes.
The objectives of the program:
Promote the skills of analytical reading and presenting pathology literature among residents.
Promote the culture of professional presentation and discussion of literature.
Encourage continuous education among residents in the field of pathology/cytology.
Introduce up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge in pathology practice worldwide.
Provide residents with a CEPD program in anatomic pathology.
Provide CME Certificates to residents during training.
The program will start on 1/1/2024, end on 31/12/2024, and run bi-monthly.
The date and time of sessions will be emailed to registered pathologists and trainees.
Every meeting will host 2 residents presenting 2 selected recent pathology/cytology articles.
A 10 MCQ-based post-meeting quiz will be posted for attendees to answer.
The anticipated time of each meeting is 60 minutes.
The meeting will be run using the Zoom Platform.
The date and time of the meeting will be announced on the IAP-AD website and via email to registered pathologists and trainees.
Participants will be emailed a certificate of 24 Category 1 CMEs at the end of each year.
Eligibility for registration:
Registration is open to any pathology/cytopathology resident practising in MENA region countries.
Enrollment from outside centers is permissible.
The program is maintained on a Free-Of-Charge basis to encourage as many residents as possible to register and participate.