FAQ
Content & Functionality
What types of content does it include today? What are the future plans?
For our initial launch in March 2012, MyPath included all journal articles from Modern Pathology and Laboratory Investigation since 2004, Handouts from all USCAP conferences since 2002, Rosai and Ackerman's Surgical Pathology, 10th Edition, content derived from USCAP's Anatomic Pathology Electronic Case Series, video previews from seminars, and more.

In July 2012, we added full integration with PubMed. With this integration, MyPath now includes more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books -- all with the same full-text article access you enjoy today.

We are committed to adding more content based on the needs of our users and are already in discussions with other additional publishers for more books and journals. If you have a suggestion, we would like to hear it. Please email mypath@uscap.org.

How can I use MP to earn CME & SAMS?
Through MyPath, you can find SAMs &CME eligible Anatomic Pathology Electronic Case Series cases, conference courses and more. You can see a free preview of this content and may choose to purchase the full version and be eligible to earn credits needed to maintain your certification.
How do I search for content?
When you log in to MyPath, you can type in search terms on the main page of the site. These terms can include names of authors, key words and more. You can also use the advanced search to narrow your search to a specific subject area and/or content type focus. The system automatically uses 'and' between multiple words. For example, if you enter 'Rosai Basal' the search engine will look for all content that includes both of these words.
How can I narrow/expand my search results?
On the search results page, a list of subject categories and content types are displayed down the left side of the page. Next to each is a count of relevant articles. You can click on the checkbox next to each listing to include those results. To narrow your results, you can also add words to your search term to refine your area of interest.
How do I save a piece of content?
 
How do I share a piece of content with someone else?
 
How do I make a public comment on a piece of content?
Click on the 'Comment' link towards the top of the page that is displaying content. This will expand the left side section of the screen where you will see a text box where you can enter your comment. When you are done, click on the button for 'Add Content'.
How do I view others' public comments?
Click on the left side bar on any page that is displaying content. This will expand that section of the screen so you can see the comments that other users have posted. The number of comments on a specific item is also shown next to the item in the search results. You can also sort your search results by the number of comments by clicking on the dropdown list on the right side of the screen on the search results page and selecting 'Comment Count'.
"Saving" to MyContent
Why would I want to "Save" content?
Saving content is the quickest way to build a collection of content that is of interest to you. Think of saving content as building a collection of interesting papers, articles, and talks, all on MyPath.
How do I add content to my "Saved" folder?
On the search results page, or on the page where you are looking at the content, click on the folder icon with the work 'save' next to it.
How do I access my "Saved" folder?
You can quickly access your Saved content by clicking on the USCAP Medallion at the top of any page on MyPath. The resulting page will show your saved content on the right side of the page. Another way to access your saved content is to click on 'Edit Account' at the top of any page. At the top of the resulting page, you will see a link for 'Saved Content'. Clicking on that will display all of the content you have saved.
Can other users see what I have "Saved"?
No. This is a feature that is being considered for future version of MyPath. If this feature is developed, you would always have control of if your saved content is visible to other users.
MyConnections
How do I update my personal profile?
Click on 'Edit Account' at the top of any page in MyPath to go to the page where you can upload a picture, write a brief description and more.
Who can see my personal profile?
Members of USCAP and others who have been provided access to MyPath.
How do I email another user if I don’t know his or her email address?
Click on 'Members' at the top of any page in MyPath and type a the first or last name of the person you are looking for in the search box. Click on 'Connect' to automatically request a connection to the user you would like to connect with. Once connected, you have the abilty to send that user a private message from a link on their profile page.
Who can email me? Can I set permissions?
You can set permissions on the 'Edit Account' page (linked from the top of every page on MyPath) that will enable or disable emails from other MyPath users.
Why should I connect to other users?
Connecting provides a quick and easy way to stay in contact with your peers without needing to store or remember their email address. Future functionality may give the opportunity to view saved lists from other users, get updates on their changes and more.
Access & Pricing
How can I start using MyPath?
MyPath is intended to be used by any pathologist anywhere. However, during the introductory period (Spring 2012), it will only be available to USCAP members and non-members who have registered for the 2012 USCAP Annual Meeting in Vancouver.
If you are a USCAP member or a non-member who registered for the 2012 Annual Meeting, you can log in to MyPath using the same USCAP Login you use at USCAP.org (or the three to five-digit code that is found on your Annual Meeting badge).
If you are not a USCAP member and have not registered for the 2012 Annual Meeting, you are not eligible to use MyPath during the introductory period unless you join USCAP. If you would like to be notified when non-members will be able to access limited content and functionality of USCAP,please send an email to mypath@uscap.org. Joining USCAP is the best way to get the full power of MyPath today.

 

Do I have to pay to use MyPath?
Not necessarily. MyPath has what is called a “freemium” pricing structure, so users can access some content and features at no cost and then have the option to purchase premium content and advanced functionality. Here’s how it works:
If you are a USCAP member, you receive a standard subscription with your membership. The Standard subscription allows you to search the MyPath database, view the digital version of Modern Pathology or Laboratory Investigation, and view a wide range of USCAP materials. You are also eligible to purchase digital access to textbooks, other journal articles, and APECS cases at a discount.
Members have access to full functionality, including search, viewing comments/adding comments, sending and receiving invitations to connect, along with other features to be added in coming weeks and months.
In addition, as we add more content, we may add the ability to upgrade to a Premium subscription levels, to purchase bundles of content (such as for a given subspecialty) at a discount.
If you are not a USCAP member and are attending the 2012 Annual Meeting, you currently have free access to a wide range of materials, including digital articles from Modern Pathology and Laboratory Investigation, as well as USCAP meeting handouts. After the introductory period has ended, you will continue to have access to USCAP meeting handouts, but will need to purchase a digital subscription to Modern Pathology and/or Laboratory Investigation. You will also be able to purchase a la carte access to digital textbooks, other journal articles, and APECS cases.
You will have access to significant MyPath functionality, including conducting searches, viewing user comments, adding comments, and more.
To take advantage of all of MyPath’s content and functionality, join USCAP today.
Customer Service/Troubleshooting
How do I create a username and password?
MyPath uses the same username and password that you use on USCAP.org. For more information, visit: http://www.pathologyportal.org/authentication/USCAP_logon.asp?op=forcelogon.
What if I have forgotten my username and/or password?