Thyroid gland
Competency assessment
General introduction

Author: Ricardo R. Lastra, M.D., Michelle R. Pramick, M.D., Zubair W. Baloch, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 20 January 2017, last major update October 2013

Copyright: (c) 2013-2017, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

Cite this page: Competency Assessment - Introduction. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/thyroidcompgeneral.html. Accessed November 24th, 2017.
1. Thyroid Gland and Nodules
  • Normal anatomy and cytology
  • Thyroid nodule presentation, thyroid function tests and key ultrasound features
2. Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)
  • Aspiration apparatus
  • Technique
3. Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Specimen
  • Preparations
  • Staining
  • Onsite adequacy evaluation
4. Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Specimen Diagnosis
  • Classification scheme
5. Benign Thyroid Lesions
  • Nodular goiter
  • Hyperplastic / adenomatoid nodule
  • Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis
6. Neoplasm
  • Follicular neoplasm
  • Oncocytic follicular neoplasm
  • Other
7. Malignant
  • Follicular cell derived - Papillary thyroid carcinoma
  • Follicular cell derived - Poorly differentiated carcinoma
  • Follicular cell derived - Anaplastic carcinoma
  • Follicular cell derived - Others
  • C cell derived - Medullary thyroid carcinoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Metastatic carcinoma
8. Molecular Analysis of Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Specimens
9. System Based Practice Monitors
The 6 ACGME Competencies
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice based learning
  • System based practice
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Patient care
  • Professionalism