2013 EUROPALS pathology test for trainees

11. november 2013

EUROPALS pathology test

To all members of the ESP

From November 25th we offer the 2013 EUROPALS pathology test intended for trainees (but pathologists are free to participate as many as are interested). 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 programme. The test comprises of questions with a purely diagnostic orientation, molecular pathology test items and mechanism of disease oriented questions. After finishing the test you will immediately receive a test score. The test is purely formative: a tool for self-assessment. The results are kept anonymous.

You can take the test by logging on to the http//
with your own password. If you have no login/password yet you can obtain one on the website. We would also request that all existing users update their Year of Training and Country from My Account -> Your Details once logged into PathXL.

Please note before taking the test we highly recommend upgrading to the latest versions of Internet Explorer (v9 or v10), Firefox (v24), Google Chrome (v30) or Safari (v5.1.7) for best possible performance and experience. You may experience issues using unsupported browsers such as Internet Explorer 7 and 8. Tablets or mobile devices are not supported for the test.

The test takes approximately 2-2,5 hours. The best way to do the test is in one run but you can do the test in parts if you do not have time to do it in one effort.

The test is offered by the European society of Pathology in close collaboration with the European Association of Pathology Chairs & Program Directors (EAPCP).

Prof.dr. Fred T Bosman

Test coordinator 2013