People of Pathology Podcast

People of Pathology Podcast

Interviews with people doing interesting things in pathology and related fields.

Episode 181: Dr Bronwyn Bryant – Redefining Pathology Training With Entrustable Professional Activities

Today my guest is Dr. Bronwyn Bryant, a pathologist and pathology educator. Dr. Bryant has been involved in the National EPA Working Group, focused on implementing Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in pathology residency programs. The group conducted a pilot study on EPAs and is now working on developing an electronic tool to facilitate the completion of EPAs in real-time. Dr. Bryant is passionate about using EPAs to provide more specific and actionable feedback to residents, ultimately improving the learning and assessment experiences. She is also interested in studying the impact of EPAs on resident training. Dr. Bryant emphasizes the importance of faculty development in using EPAs effectively and believes that this method can lead to a culture shift in pathology education. Links for this episode: Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning Dress A Med scrubs Digital Pathology Club   National pilot of entrustable professional activities in pathology residency training Leveraging faculty development to support validation of entrustable professional activities assessment tools in anatomic and clinical pathology training   People of Pathology Podcast: Twitter Instagram
May 20, 2024

Episode 180: Exploring Pathology Observerships with Dr Risha Khatri And Dr Abdul Abid

Pathology observerships offer a unique opportunity for medical students and recent graduates to gain firsthand experience and insights into the dynamic field of pathology. These structured programs provide participants with the chance to observe experienced pathologists at work, learn about various laboratory techniques, and understand the diagnostic process involved in analyzing tissue specimens.  In this episode, we delve into the significance of pathology observerships and how they contribute to the professional development of aspiring pathologists. Links for this episode: Path Elective Match To Path - Guide To Pathology Residency FREIDA - Search List For Residency Programs   Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning Dress A Med scrubs Digital Pathology Club   People of Pathology Podcast: Twitter Instagram  
May 6, 2024

Episode 179: Marissa Spencer – Improving Pathology Education: The Importance of Understanding Why

Pathologists' Assistant Marissa Spencer returns to the podcast and we take a deep dive into the concept of teaching "why" vs teaching "how." Understanding the Why: Marissa emphasized the significance of not just memorizing steps but truly understanding the rationale behind each action in pathology. By grasping the "why" behind the procedures, learners can apply their knowledge effectively to different cases, ensuring thorough and accurate work. Utilizing Specimen Photography: Marissa highlighted the underutilized value of specimen photography in pathology. Photos of normal specimens serve as invaluable reference points for learners, aiding in the recognition of abnormalities and enhancing descriptive skills. By capturing images of both normal and abnormal findings, learners can enhance their understanding and communication in the field. Enhancing Gross Description Skills: Marissa shared practical tips for improving gross description skills, such as avoiding generic terms like "unremarkable" and instead focusing on detailed and descriptive language. By describing normal findings accurately, learners can build confidence in articulating abnormalities, ultimately leading to more precise and effective communication in pathology.   Links for this episode: Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning Dress A Med scrubs Digital Pathology Club  
April 15, 2024

Episode 178: Liz Wingard And Dr Dave Wilbur – Revolutionizing Pathology: The Journey of Corista and DP3

My guests today are Elizabeth Wingard and Dr Dave Wilbur from Corista. Liz and Dr. Wilbur discussed the evolution of digital pathology and the need for open systems in the field. This goal was realized with Corista's Digital Pathology Processing Platform (DP3). They shared insights into their backgrounds and how they got involved in healthcare technology and pathology. The conversation touched on the importance of collaboration between radiology and pathology, leading to the partnership between Corista and AGFA Healthcare. We discussed some of the features of DP3, such as the Digital Slide Tray, and Digital Microscope Stage.   Then Dr Wilbur and Liz gave us a glimpse of what Corista has in store for the future.     Links for this episode: Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning Dress A Med scrubs Digital Pathology Club   Corista Corista Announces Partnership with AGFA HealthCare to Enhance Digital Pathology Integration in Healthcare Corista’s DP3 Image Management System for Digital Pathology Earns CE Mark Under IVDR for Routine Pathology Diagnosis   People of Pathology Podcast: Twitter Instagram
April 8, 2024

Episode 177: Mateo Lopez – The Future Of Specimen Grossing: Vistapath And The Sentinel

Mateo Lopez is Director of Customer Success at Vistapath. In this episode we discuss the future of AI in pathology grossing.  Mateo shares his journey from PA to industry, the founding story of Vistapath, and the innovative Sentinel grossing station. We talk about how the Sentinel uses AI to streamline grossing, improve accuracy, and enhance the pathology workflow.  Finally, we discuss how PAs and others can best prepare for using AI tools to augment their skills.     Links for this episode: Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning Dress A Med scrubs Digital Pathology 101 Book   Vistapath    People of Pathology Podcast: Twitter Instagram
April 1, 2024

Episode 176: David West – 510 k Clearance Milestone For Concentriq AP-DX And What It Means For The Future Of Digital Pathology

In this episode, David West discusses Proscia's recent 510K clearance for Concentric AP-DX software. The conversation delves into the significance of 510 k clearance, explaining its role in regulatory approval for medical devices. David highlights the company's global success and previous clearances in Europe, offering insights into the journey of bringing innovative software to laboratories worldwide. We discuss not only the importance of this clearance to Proscia, but also to digital pathology as a whole.     Links for this episode: Proscia Proscia Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance For Concentriq AP-Dx Welcome To Concentriq AP-DX Webinar   Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning Dress A Med scrubs Digital Pathology Club     People of Pathology Podcast: Twitter Instagram
March 25, 2024

Episode 175: Dr Aleksandra Zuraw – All You Need To Know To Start And Continue Your Digital Pathology Journey

Dr. Aleksandra Zuraw returns to the podcast to discuss her new book, Digital Pathology 101: All You Need to Know to Start and Continue Your Digital Pathology Journey. The book is not only meant as an introduction to digital pathology, but also as a valuable resource for those who already have some knowledge of the field. It covers a wide range of topics, from digital pathology milestones and the basics of digital pathology, to advanced computer vision principles and image analysis techniques. By balancing the needs of both beginners and intermediate learners, Dr. Zuraw has created a valuable resource that can benefit a wide range of readers. We discuss the concept of the "learning mentality," and why it is important in digital pathology.  We also talk about the role of toxicologic pathology in drug development.   Links for this episode: Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning The ConfLab from LabVine Dress A Med scrubs   Digital Pathology 101 - E book Digital Pathology Club Digital Pathology Place Digital Pathology Podcast Digital Pathology Association Webinars   People of Pathology Podcast: Twitter Instagram
March 18, 2024

Episode 174: Dr Rodney Rohde – From CLS to MLS: A Journey In Standardization And Advocacy

On this episode Dr Rodney Rohde discusses his involvement with the ASCP's Blueprint for Action to address workforce shortages in the laboratory. He highlights the efforts of various organizations to create solutions and improve the situation, emphasizing that the workforce challenges existed prior to COVID-19 but were exacerbated by the pandemic.  Dr. Rohde explains the importance of aligning titles and credentials across different organizations and programs to create a unified identity for medical laboratory scientists. Transitioning from various titles like CLS (Clinical Laboratory Scientist) to MLS (Medical Laboratory Scientist) can establish a clear and recognizable identity that reflects the rigorous education and critical role these professionals play in healthcare. The process of standardizing titles and credentials involves collaboration with professional organizations, regulatory bodies, and educational institutions. Dr. Rohde shares his journey of leading the effort to change the program name at Texas State University from CLS to MLS. This two-year process involved collecting data, engaging with faculty, alumni, and students, navigating institutional procedures, and obtaining approvals at various levels within the university. Links for this episode: Pathology 101 for Tissue Image Analysis  Health Podcast Network  LabVine Learning The ConfLab from LabVine Dress A Med scrubs   Workforce in the Shadow of Healthcare –An Update on the Survival Status of Laboratory Medicine and Public Health Facing Massive Labor Shortage, ASCP Committed to Expanding Medical Laboratory Workforce The Clinical Laboratory Workforce: Understanding the Challenges to Meeting Current and Future Needs Aligning Educational Program Titles to the Medical Laboratory Science Career   People of Pathology Podcast: Twitter Instagram
March 11, 2024
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Dennis Strenk

Dennis Strenk

Pathologists’ Assistant at Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories, CFO of the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants and Host of People of Pathology Podcast.

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