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Program Name Cases/Year Number of Shipments
Online cases in clinical pathology 12 (One per month.) Twelve cases per year; your CAP shipping contact will be notified via email when the activity is available

Additional Information

Pathologists and residents can use CPIP online to assess and improve their skills in clinical pathology.

  • Case topics may originate from the ABP’s general listing suggested for CC including laboratory administration and operations, transfusion medicine, chemistry, coagulation, hematology, immunology, microbiology, and molecular genetic pathology.
  • Cases may include patient history, case‑related static images, and whole slide images.
  • Monthly individual CPIP cases can also be ordered online. Go to and choose the Learning tab. To order both CPIP and CPIP1, please call 800‑323‑4040 or 847‑832‑7000 option 1.

Program Information

  • Reporting option with CME/SAM credit for each additional pathologist (within same institution); must order in conjunction with CPIP
  • Earn a maximum of 15 CME/SAM credits (AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) per year
  • This activity meets the ABP CC requirements for Improvement in Medical Practice (IMP)

Shipping Schedule

  • Shipment A: January 18
  • Shipment B: February 15
  • Shipment C: March 15
  • Shipment D: April 19
  • Shipment E: May 17
  • Shipment F: June 21
  • Shipment G: July 19
  • Shipment H: August 16
  • Shipment I: September 20
  • Shipment J: October 18
  • Shipment K: November 15
  • Shipment L: December 20