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RITEPATH EDITORIAL BOARD

BYlaws

BYLAWS OF THE RITEPATH RESIDENT IN-TRAINING EXAMINATION EDITORIAL BOARD

Membership:

  • RITEPATH editorial board (EB) membership is by invitation or nomination from peers based on educational/professional credentials. Membership is not restricted to a certain number and can be expanded based on need. Membership term is for a period of 4 years renewable once.
  • The purpose of the RITEPATH editorial board (EB) is to author, revise, and administer a high-quality formative evaluation/assessment once every year to pathology physician in training (residents) practicing primarily in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The program is however, open to all residents, training centers from any region.
The RITEPATH Program will run under the auspices of the Arab School of Pathology, International Academy of Pathology/Arab Division (IAP-AD). The IAP-AD is authorized to collect an administrative annual fee of 30 USD for registration from candidates/centers.The RITEPATH Examination:

Nature and Objectives:

The RITEPATH editorial board (EB) is a non-profit independent group of senior specialists in the field of laboratory medicine including:
  • Surgical pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Molecular pathology
  • Laboratory management
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology

RITEPATH Registration:

Requirement of registration:

  1. Residents in formal pathology training programs between year 1 (R1) and year 5 (R5) of residency.
  2. Residents practicing in centers located either in or outside the MENA region.
  3. Evidence of payment of registration fee to IAP-AD.
  4. Email address for each resident.
  5. Email address for residency program director/supervisor (center registration)

Type of Registration:

RITEPATH offers two independent methods of registration:
  1. Residents in formal pathology training programs between year 1 (R1) and year 5 (R5) of residency.
  2. Residents practicing in centers located either in or outside the MENA region.
  3. Evidence of payment of registration fee to IAP-AD.
  4. Email address for each resident.
  5. Email address for residency program director/supervisor (center registration)

Duties of RITEPATH Editorial Board:

  1. Author new MCQs: based on area of specialty/expertise
  2. Review submitted MCQs: based on area of specialty/expertise
  3. Prepare the final RITEPATH draft each year: based on area of specialty/expertise
  4. Review performance report following each examination: All members
  5. Provide educational material suitable for the online examination: based on area of specialty/expertise

Communication between board members is conducted at two levels:

Open format: General announcements, discussion via email and social media platforms.

Secure format: Communication of any exam-related material via a secure, password-protected cloud account and a password-protected online examination platform.

Board Members will not:

  • Share/spread any of the RITEPATH examination material before, during or after the examination is delivered.
  • Discuss the content of RITEPATH examination with their residents.
  • Reveal or discuss the performance of any resident/center.
  • Request any financial compensation for their contribution to RITEPATH board.

RITEPATH Examination Format:

The Anatomic Pathology examination contains a total of 300 MCQs including 20 categories (15 MCQ/category) as follows:
  • General Pathology
  • Normal Histology
  • Laboratory Techniques & Methods
  • Quality Management, Patient Safety, Professionalism, Law & Ethics, Lab administration
  • Cytopathology
  • Pulmonary/Mediastinal & Mesothelial Pathology
  • Cardiovascular Pathology
  • Hematopathology & bone Marrow
  • Liver Pathology
  • Autopsy Practice/Forensic Medicine
  • Gastrointestinal Pathology
  • Genitourinary Pathology
  • GYN & Breast Pathology
  • Neuropathology & Muscle
  • Soft Tissue, Bone & Joint
  • Endocrine Pathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Nephropathology
  • Head & Neck Pathology
  • Each examination will be prepared from accumulated and reviewed board member MCQs and uploaded to a secure online examination platform. Residents can access and perform the test online.
  • The examination will be delivered in the form of three separate online parts (I, II & III) over a one week period. Parts I and II cover anatomic pathology while Part III covers clinical pathology. Each examination contains 150 MCQs (see table below). Registration fee covers both papers.

RITEPATH Part I :

(Anatomic Pathology): 150 MCQs, 150 Minutes

Topics:

  • General Pathology
  • Normal Histology 
  • Laboratory Techniques & Methods
  • Quality Management, Patient Safety, Professionalism, Law & Ethics, Lab administration
  • Molecular Pathology & Genetics
  • Cytopathology
  • Pulmonary/Mediastinal & Mesothelial Pathology 
  • Cardiovascular Pathology
  • Hematopathology & bone Marrow 
  • Autopsy Practice/Forensic Medicine   

RITEPATH Part II :

(Anatomic Pathology): 150 MCQs, 150 Minutes

Topics:

  • Gastrointestinal Pathology 
  • Genitourinary Pathology
  • GYN & Breast Pathology 
  • Neuropathology & Muscle
  • Soft Tissue, Bone & Joint
  • Endocrine Pathology 
  •  Dermatopathology
  • Nephropathology
  • Liver Pathology 
  • Head & Neck Pathology

RITEPATH Part III :

(Clinical Pathology): 150 MCQs, 150 Minutes.
Topics:
(Under planning and once details are available, it will be posted. This will cover clinical chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology & Immunology).

RITEPATH rules and regulations:

  • The time allocated to each examination is based on the formula of 1 minute (60 seconds) per question.
  • It is the sole responsibility of each candidate taking the examination to find a stable computer station with reliable internet connectivity to perform the test. Interruption to internet service will not be accepted as an excuse to retake the test.
  • The candidate is encouraged to use a desktop and not a mobile device to perform the test.
  • The examination date will be announced on the IAP-AD website (https://www.iap-ad.org/) Three months prior to date of uploading the test. A total period of one week/7 days will be set for residents to log in and perform the test. Announcement on IAP-AD website will show exact time and date.
  • Candidate has a single attempt at each paper. There will be no chance to re-take the test.
  • Candidate can pause a quit the test at any time and continue at a later time within the date set for the examination without losing
  • examination time allocated.
  • There is No Pass/Fail mark for this examination. Exam result will be expressed as percentage of correct answers from 300 MCQs.
    For candidate who attempts 1 paper only A/B, they will be provided with the grade report and analysis on that paper only.

RITEPATH Examination Report:

Report will contain the following details:

  • Candidate name
  • Percentage performance of resident in both papers A and B.
  • Percentage performance in each of the 20 topic categories (above).
  • Percentiles of grade for all residents.
  • Percentiles of grade according to year of training (R1-R5).

The RITEPATH Editorial Secretary will NOT under any circumstances share an individual candidate performance report with any other person/party unless the resident is registered by his training center. In the latter condition, only the registered program director/supervisor will be provided with such report. Centers have a responsibility to inform RITEPATH Board of any change in training program director/supervisor posts.

Our Mission

The purpose of the RITEPATH editorial board is to author, revise, and administer a high-quality formative evaluation/test once every year to anatomic pathology and clinical pathology residents during residency service worldwide.