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Qualifications for Membership

The Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists is composed of pathologists dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and practice of surgical pathology. Surgical pathology is defined as the practice of medicine devoted to the diagnosis of disease based on observable cellular and tissue changes in specimens removed from living patients.


Any pathologist who:

  1. is certified by the American Board of Pathology, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Anatomic Pathology or an equivalent foreign specialty board acceptable to the Membership Committee;
  2. is five years after Board certification;
  3. is actively engaged in the practice of surgical pathology and/or an associated subspecialty of surgical pathology and
  4. demonstrates an ongoing commitment to furthering excellence in academic surgical pathology
is elgible for membership.