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Important message from the president of the Massachusetts Society of Pathologists

Dear Massachusetts Society of Pathologist Members,

As President of Massachusetts Society of Pathologists, I am reaching out to see if you are available to join me in attending the CAP’s Virtual Hill Day. Hill Day is one of the most important mechanisms in amplifying your voice and letting your member of Congress know the issues critical to pathologists. This year’s asks are detailed below, and as you can see, we need our collective voice there to ensure a positive outcome.  

This year’s Virtual Hill Day prep and the virtual Hill Day will be held on Monday, May 2, and Tuesday, May 3, if you can’t attend the full PLS. 

Register for the 2022 Pathologists Leadership Summit  
and Virtual Hill Day
Saturday, April 30 – Tuesday, May 3 

  • Without Congressional action, pathologists will face another 3% cut in all pathology services in 2023 to pay for the increase in evaluation and management services. While Congress contemplates a long-term fix to this problem, temporary relief is needed for 2023. This is a busy election year, and Congress needs to hear from you to motivate them to act before the cut takes effect at the end of the year. 
  • Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2021 (S. 834/H.R. 2256): The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the crucial role pathologists play in our health care system. It is essential we have an ongoing supply of new pathologists entering the workforce as we move forward. Throughout the house of medicine, the United States faces a shortage of up to 124,000 physicians by 2034. Expanding the number of Graduate Medical Education (GME) slots is key to helping address this critical shortage. This serious shortage will only grow without the funding and commitment to expanding GME slots.   
  • Prepare for, and Respond to Existing Viruses, Emerging New Threats, and (PREVENT) Pandemics Act: The pandemic is not over, and we need to ensure we are better prepared for the next one. As Congress works on proposals to prepare for future outbreaks, key areas must be addressed. Congress must work on modernizing and strengthening the supply chain, addressing social determinates of health, increasing genomic sequencing, analytics, and public health surveillance of pathogens, develop strategies for epidemic forecasting and outbreak analytics by the CDC, improve access to specimen samples and diagnostic tests, and modernize clinical trials. 

If you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected] or 617-665-1202. Come join us for an exciting day!


A message from the President of MSP:

 Dear Massachusetts Pathologists,

A warm welcome to our new website!

 Please explore and note some of the new features for our members and some for our first time visitors:
  • Online membership application(visitors)
  • Access to membership contacts(members only)
  • Upcoming educational sessions announcements(members and visitors)
  • Recordings of prior educational sessions(members and attendees)
  • Advocacy updates( members and visitors)

For those who are new to our organization, the Massachusetts Society of Pathologists is dedicated to helping pathologists practice at the highest level by supporting advocacy, networking and education of all Massachusetts pathologists.

MSP represents the educational and professional interests of its members and is the voice of pathologists at the grass roots level. Please see our advocacy update from our State Issues Advisor.

MSPis committed to sustaining and enhancing continuing education, and the viability of the practice of medicine and pathology.

MSP is committed to upholding the highest standard of medical practice and serves as a model, through its members, of professional behavior, academic achievement and proactive patient advocacy.

MSP also serves as the voice of local pathologists to the College of American Pathologists and works with CAP on advocacy issues on the state and national levels.

Please take a few moments to view this important message from the CAP on the importance of supporting your state Pathology society: https://youtu.be/T_yDkz-OY5g [youtu.be]

Please enjoy the new website and join to support pathology practice in Massachusetts!

Rebecca Osgood MD 





Revised bylaws are now available for members to review. These can be found under the "about" menu tab (log in first)

The Spring 2022 meeting recording and slide presentations are now available (members only)


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