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Pathology News Roundup: March 23, 2021

House Passes Bill to Stop Medicare Budget Cuts

The House passed legislation to prevent a 2 percent cut from hitting physician Medicare payments beginning April 1. The College of American Pathologists (CAP) supported the bipartisan bill that passed with a 246-175 vote on March 19. The bill, HR 1868, will now go to the Senate for consideration. The CAP is urging senators to approve the bill.

Match Week 2021

This is an exciting week for medical students, and one that will chart the course of their careers. It's Match Week 2021, where fledgling doctors find out where they'll be heading for their residency training and graduate medical education.

Pathology News Roundup: March 9, 2021

The Future of AI in Pathology

A new article on the current state and future use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of pathology indicates that AI and machine learning has the potential to make a huge impact on the future of diagnostic testing.

Black Women in Medicine: Dr. Valerie A. Fitzhugh

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), only five percent of active physicians identified as Black or African American in 2018, and the number of Black women in medicine is even lower... around just two percent. Amplifying the voices of Black physicians is the best way to enhance diversity and appreciate the challenges minorities face when pursing a career in the medical field.

Voicebrook was humbled to interview Dr. Valerie A. Fitzhugh to discuss her experience as a Black physician in pathology, and how she's paving the path for future generations of Black pathologists.

Dr. Fitzhugh is an associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Pathology News Roundup: February 23, 2021

2021 Pathologists Leadership Summit

Registration is now open for this year's Pathologists Leadership Summit! The 2021 event takes place virtually on May 1 to 4.