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ASCP, Association of Clinical Scientists Partner

logo ascpThe American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Chicago, and the Association of Clinical Scientists (ACS), Houston, have signed a
 memorandum of understanding to collaborate on
 education, advocacy, and membership strategies to the mutual benefit of
 the pathologists and doctorate-level clinical scientists who belong to 
both medical organizations.

For ASCP members, ACS offers specialized knowledge in critical areas
 such as genomics, personalized medicine, and clinical informatics. For 
all ACS members, ASCP is extending a 1-year complimentary membership
 effective March 1.

Through the new ASCP Institute of Science, Technology, and Policy, ACS 
members will have a stronger voice in Washington, DC, and can play an 
integral role in advancing the ASCP Institute’s Health Services Center. ASCP gains access to ACS leaders and chairs of the 10 
scientific sections who could serve as ASCP spokespeople in their
 respective areas of expertise.

Through a recent survey, doctorate-level 
clinical scientists have expressed a strong interest in taking
 management courses, which corresponds with ASCP’s new educational 
offerings.

ASCP pathology residents will have access to ACS members who serve as
 senior faculty at forums such as the 2013 ASCP Annual Meeting and who
 offer them informal mentoring and references for future fellowships and 
jobs.

[Source: ASCP]