Fine Needle Aspiration Boot Camp

The Fine Needle Aspiration Boot Camp provides guidelines, educational lectures, and resource materials for programs to train residents and fellows in the performance of FNA and US-FNA, providing a “turnkey” solution for programs seeking to improve and standardize their FNA training processes.


Target Audience

This educational activity is designed for pathologists, fellows/residents, cytotechnologists, and other members of the cytopathology community.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand optimal approach and technical performance of fine needle aspiration
  • Learn basics of ultrasound and use of phantoms and simulation in fine needle aspiration training
  • Understand the use of feedback, milestones, and evaluation in cytopathology education
  • Learn cytopreparation techniques and laboratory management for the cytology laboratory
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.00 California Credits
  • 5.00 CMLE
  • 5.00 Florida Credits
  • 5.00 Participant
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Course Directors:
Sarah M. Calkins, MD
Xiaoyin "Sara" Jiang, MD, FCAP

Eduardo Alcaraz-Mateos, MD, PhD
Sarah M. Calkins, MD
Xiaoyin "Sara" Jiang, MD, FCAP
Abberly Lott Limbach, MD
Britt-Marie Ljung, MD
Jordan Reynolds, MD
Janie Roberson, SCT(ASCP)
Mauro Saieg, MD, PhD, FIAC
Maoxin Wu, MD, PhD
Roseann I. Wu, MD, MPH

The faculty, committee members, Executive Board and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the ASC and to learners any financial relationships that have occurred within the last 24 months with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The ASC has reviewed the disclosures and mitigated all relevant financial relationships.

The following individuals have reported financial relationships:
Eduardo Alcaraz-Mateos, MD, PhD:  is the inventor of patented models WO/2016/185077 and WO/2017/109241, together with the University of Murcia, Spain, and there is an agreement license with Sawbones (FioNA model).
Xiaoyin "Sara" Jiang, MD, FCAP: Consultant - Leica, Advisory Board - Roche
Oscar Lin, MD, PhD: Consultant – Hologic and Jansen
Liron Pantanowitz, MD: Consultant – Hamamatsu, Advisory Board for Ibex
Martha B Pitman, MD, FIAC: Consultant – Adenocyte, LLC
Donna K. Russell, MEd, CT(ASCP), HT(ASCP): Advisory Board – Hologic Scientific
Christopher J. VandenBussche, MD, PhD: Ad hoc advisory board panel and Consultant – Roche

The following individuals have reported no relevant financial relationships:
Susan A. Alperstein, MS, CT(ASCP), Kristen A. Atkins, MD, Christine N. Booth, MD, Barbara A. Centeno, MD, Deborah J. Chute, MD, Amy C. Clayton, MD, Jacqueline M. Cuda, BS, SCT(ASCP), Sean A. McNair, MPH, CT(ASCP), Michelle D. Reid, MD, Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, MD, PhD, Momin T. Siddiqui, MD, FIAC, Michael Thrall, MD, Sarah M. Calkins, MD, Abberly Lott Limbach, MD, Britt-Marie Ljung, MD, Jordan Reynolds, MD, Janie Roberson, SCT(ASCP), Mauro Saieg, MD, PhD, FIAC, Maoxin Wu, MD, PhD, Roseann I. Wu, MD, MPH.

The ASC staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The American Society of Cytopathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The American Society of Cytopathology designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Pathology Continuing Certification (CC)
This product can help fulfill the CME requirements and Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) mandated by the American Board of Pathology Continuing Certification (CC) process. Earn up to 5.0 SAM Credit Hours.

Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE)
The ASC designates this activity for a maximum of 5.0 Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) credit hours for non-physicians.  The CMLE credit hours meet the continuing education requirements for the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Maintenance Program. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cytotechnologists with Licenses in Florida and California
This program is approved for 5.0 continuing education credits in the State of Florida and 5.0 in the State of California. The credit on each link is good for three years from the live presentation date.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.00 California Credits
  • 5.00 CMLE
  • 5.00 Florida Credits
  • 5.00 Participant


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