Call for Program Committee Members

The time has come to begin planning the 2021 GRIPE Annual Meeting! The first step in the process is to form the Program Committee.

We are seeking broad representation of professional educators and pathologists from around the world. The role of the Program Committee is to establish a theme and schedule for the program, select and invite pertinent speakers, and collaborate on various tasks as needed in order to provide the membership with an outstanding annual meeting. Your availability for a one-hour monthly phone meeting and ready accessibility by email from March 2020 through the program in January 2021 is expected, in addition to great ideas and a collegial spirit! The names of participating members will be credited in the conference program.

If you would like to be considered for a position on this Committee please send a brief statement of your interests to by Friday, February 28, 2020. We would like to complete selections by March 5, so we can begin our meetings by phone in March 2020.

We hope that you will consider becoming involved in this important and collegial work.

For additional information or questions please contact

Will you be attending any pathology conferences? Let us know!

We’d like to get the word out about Pathology Education and GRIPE. To do this, we need your help!

Will you be attending any Pathology-Based Conferences this year? If you are, please let us know! You can send this information to us via email at

We’d like to begin exhibiting at these meetings and your information will help us expand our list of current meetings to attend. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please just let us know at

What is QuickPath to Boards?

QuickPath to Boards is a Facebook group maintained by the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE). This page is beneficial for students in getting help with questions about Pathology when preparing for exams from faculty and other students. The page will also be used to suggest available pathology study materials.

Faculty members are also encouraged to join the private group to help provide answers and clarifications to the many questions that students may have. It’s a great way to support students outside of the classroom.

The QuickPath to Boards group may be found here:

GRIPE 2020 Online Registration Closing January 13

Time is running out if you’d like to register online for the 2020 GRIPE Annual Meeting. On Monday, January 13, online registration will be CLOSED. If you have not yet registered but are planning on attending the meeting, please be sure to register before the deadline. Registration information may be found here.

If you miss this deadline, we will be offering registration on site in San Antonio. Looking forward to seeing you next week!

Register Here!

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend #GRIPE20

  • Get inspired by the educational innovations of other dedicated pathology educators.
  • Network, connect, and reconnect with colleagues.
  • The GRIPE Annual Meeting is a unique opportunity of a dedicated event to share experiences in pathology education with people working with different curricular models and structures.
  • Have you been looking for inspiration for your next research project? Attending GRIPE meetings will stimulate your research in pathology education.
  • “The knowledge of new educational tools discussed all around the meeting was very helpful in implementing them in our course!”
  • Doctors Paula Saldiva (University of Sao Paulo) and Husain Sattar (University of Chicago) will be giving plenary addresses relating to the relevance of global pathology and re-thinking pre-clinical medical education, respectively.
  • Enjoy a unique intersection of educator and learner viewpoints in roundtable discussions specifically designed to engage and broaden understanding of pathology education and research.
  • There are up to 13 hours of CME credit available to be earned at this year’s meeting.
  • Bring your residents and let them see what we do (and maybe talk them into joining!).
  • Poster, oral and roundtable discussion opportunities for all attendees, including trainees!

Registration for the GRIPE 2020 Annual Meeting is now open! For more information, visit the 2020 GRIPE Annual Meeting Website. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio in January!

Happy Holidays from GRIPE!

From everyone at GRIPE, we would like to wish you and your family a happy holiday!

The GRIPE Administrative Office will be closed December 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. We will also be closed on December 31 and January 1.

We look forward to what 2020 has in store!

GRIPE Admin Offices Closed for Thanksgiving

As those of us in the United States prepare for Thanksgiving, we would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU for being a part of our success and daily lives.

The GRIPE Administrative Office will be closed on November 28-29, 2019 for Thanksgiving. We will resume normal business hours Monday, December 2, 2019.

We are truly grateful for the support you have provided to us at GRIPE. As we look forward to 2020 we are excited for the new opportunities that may lay ahead.

Call for Resource Bank Co-Chairs

The Group for Research in Pathology Education is currently seeking two Co-chairs for the Resource Bank Committee. This committee is responsible for the GRIPE Master Item Bank, including writing original questions, editing current questions for clarity and updates, judging submissions of questions and images and judging the annual Photo Contest. We are seeking two candidates, one to focus on questions and one to focus on images, and encourage all who are interest to submit themselves for nomination. Availability for a one-hour monthly phone meeting and ready accessibility by email is expected, in addition to great ideas!

Why serve as co-chair of the Resource Bank Committee? 

  • Gain experience as co-chair in an international organization
  • Opportunities each month to practice writing NBME-style questions
  • Access to the GRIPE Master Item Bank, even if you are not an Institutional Member
  • Full administrative support for each meeting

If you would like to be considered for a position on either of these Committees, please send a brief statement of your interests to by Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

We hope that you will consider becoming involved in this important and collegial work!

Annual JulNet Client Survey

We value your opinion and would love to hear your feedback about how you feel JulNet is serving the Group for Research in Pathology Education. Your feedback will help us make any necessary changes and help us serve the membership more effectively.

2019 Annual Client Survey

I look forward to hearing your thoughts and reflecting on our responses.

Thank you,
Julie K. Hewett, CMP, CAE
GRIPE Association Manager

GRIPE 2020 – Opportunities for Pathologists & Trainees

The Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) extends a warm welcome to join them for their winter meeting in San Antonio, Texas January 23-25, 2020 at the Menger Hotel. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Pathology’s Visibility to Our Students, Colleagues and Patients.”

We’d like to bring your attention to two opportunities for your students that are part of the 2020 Annual Meeting: the John H. Holliman Resident Scholarship and the Trainee Posters. As in years passed, GRIPE will be awarding the Holliman Resident Scholarship to a pathology resident who is sincerely interested in pursuing undergraduate or graduate teaching of pathology as part of their career planning. If you would like to nominate someone for this award, or if you would like more information, please visit our website

Also, in 2020 GRIPE will be featuring poster submissions from trainees along with the general poster presentations during the meeting. This gives trainees an opportunity to present potential research, as well as an opportunity to present alongside fellow pathology educators.

Please share these opportunities with any residents or colleagues you feel may be interested. If you would like to find out more about the annual meeting in San Antonio, please visit the meeting website.

If you have any questions about our organization or our resident scholarship, please let us know. We can be reached by email at or by phone at 304.208.8060.