Thus, we believe that readers, many of whom are also ACLPS members, will benefit from availability of the full document and that publishing it this way was a better alternative than publishing just the section on clinical chemistry.
The ACLPS document provides a concise reminder of these facts.
(3) and by two of the authors of the ACLPS curriculum (4).
The ACLPS proposal (1) provides one approach to making the evaluation more useful to the resident, whereas Luning Prak et al.
It is the expectation of ACLPS as sponsor of this web page that it will provide a mechanism for dynamic changes in curriculum recommendations as laboratory medicine evolves, as well as creating a mechanism for discussion on the frontiers of curriculum development and for including additional material that may be of use to training programs.
This document was prepared by an ad hoc committee of the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) composed of Brian R.
The Executive Council of ACLPS, who also reviewed the document and supported this effort, in addition to those included above, consisted of Fred Apple, David Bruns, Tony Butch, Brad Cookson, William Roberts, David Sacks, Eric Spitzer, and Ana Stankovic.
 Nonstandard abbreviations: CP, clinical pathology; CAP, College of American Pathologists; ACLPS, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists; ACGME, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education; AP, anatomic pathology; QC, quality control; CLSI, Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (formerly NCCLS); JCAHO, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; CK, creatine kinase; BNP, B-type natriuretic peptide; T4, thyroxine; T3, triiodothyronine; PTH, parathyroid hormone; CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; POCT, point-of-care testing; WBC, white blood cell; RBC, red blood cell; AFB, acid-fast bacilli; FISH, fluorescence in situ hybridization; HIPAA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; and IRB, institutional review board.
The ACLPS proposal is an extensive and detailed document.
One can argue whether clinical pathologists are "clinicians, first and foremost" as promoted by the ACLPS proposal.
Requirements for the CP curriculum, as outlined in the ACLPS proposal, are context dependent.
Achieving the knowledge and skill sets outlined in the ACLPS proposal during a CP or AP/CP residency seems overly ambitious and unattainable for many existing programs.