Features | Partner Sites | Information | LinkXpress
Sign In

2013 Online Pathology Progress Test Now Available

By Labmedica International staff writers
Posted on 17 Dec 2013
The 2013 version of the main exam for progress monitoring and for evaluating and establishing training standards in pathology across Europe is now available.

As of November 25, the 2013 EUROPALS annual pathology test is now available, offered by the European Society of Pathology (ESP) in close collaboration with the European Association of Pathology Chairs & Program Directors (EAPCP). The 2013 test coordinator is Prof. Dr. Fred T. Bosman. It is especially intended for trainees but all ESP member pathologists are free to participate.

The test consists of 100 questions, partly straight, multiple choice questions, partly still-image based and partly virtual-slide based, and extended matching questions. The chosen level is that of a trainee at the end of a residency program. The test comprises of questions with a purely diagnostic orientation, molecular pathology test items, and mechanism of disease-oriented questions.

The test is preferably to be done in one run but can be done in parts if needed. It generally takes approximately 2–2.5 hours in total. A score result will be provided to the test-taker immediately upon completion of the exam. The test is formative—a tool for self-assessment. The results are kept anonymous.

The exam can be taken by logging on to the online (please see Related Links below) with one’s own password; for those without a password, one can be obtained on the website. All existing users are requested to update their Year of Training and Country from “My Account -> Your Details” once logged into PathXL.

Please note prior to taking the test that it is highly recommended to upgrade to the latest versions of Internet Explorer (v9 or v10), Firefox (v24), Google Chrome (v30) or Safari (v5.1.7) for optimal performance and experience. Problems may be experienced using unsupported browsers, such as older versions of Internet Explorer. Tablets or mobile devices are not supported for the test.

Related Links:

European Society of Pathology
EUROPALS Annual Pathology Test

Dubai Bio Expo-2015



view channel

Biomarkers Identify Pregnant Women with Lupus or APL at Risk for Adverse Outcomes

A consortium of researchers has found that testing blood of pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or antiphospholipid antibodies (APL) for certain biomarkers can identify and stratify low- vs. high-risk patients early in pregnancy. "Given that over 20% of pregnant women with lupus APL experience adverse... Read more

Industry News

view channel

Diagnostic Company Acquisition to Ease Market Entry and Shorten Development Time for New Tests

Two North American manufacturers of rapid diagnostic tests are combining in order to pool their products for rapid entry into the diagnostic product market and to boost development of new tests. NOWDiagnostics Inc. (Springdale, AR, USA) recently completed the acquisition of ZBx Corporation (Toronto, Canada).... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2015 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.