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NORTHFIELD, ILL. - Francis E. ...
capstaging.cap.org, 24 Sept 2008 [cached]
NORTHFIELD, ILL. - Francis E. Sharkey, MD, FCAP, of San Antonio, Texas was awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) at a ceremony held on Sept. 27, 2008, in San Diego at the College's annual meeting, CAP '08 - The Pathologists' Meeting™.
Francis E. Sharkey, MD, FCAP, was presented the award for his extensive contributions to the College of American Pathologists' Commission on Laboratory Accreditation (CLA) as state commissioner for several areas of Texas since 1990 and as regional commissioner for the Mid-South Region from 1996 through 2004.
Dr. Sharkey assumed the position of education commissioner for the CLA in January 2005, and became vice-chair of the Commission in 2006.
has participated in over 150 CAP inspections.
He serves as chair of the Accreditation Education Committee and as editor of the Laboratory Accreditation Manual.
"The opportunity to serve as a commissioner and inspector in the College of American Pathologists
' Laboratory Accreditation Program has been one of the highlights of my career over the past 20 years," said Dr. Sharkey
"It has provided an unparalleled opportunity to advance my knowledge of laboratory medicine, as well as a means of serving my profession."
Dr. Sharkey is a tenured professor of pathology at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, and also serves as a consultant to Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital, San Antonio.
He has served as director of surgical pathology for University Health System and University Hospital, San Antonio, and was a tenured associate professor of pathology at the M.S. Hershey College of Medicine -Pennsylvania State University before coming to San Antonio.
During Pathology residency at Cornell University Medical College in New York City, he served as clinical instructor of pathology and clinical fellow (American Cancer Society).
During a "year out" between the second and third years of medical school, he was a research fellow in pathology at Dartmouth Medical School.
He was chief resident in pathology at Cornell, and chief fellow in pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
spent two years on the Army Medical Corps
at Fort Jackson, S.C.
In addition to his active participation with the College, Dr. Sharkey is a member of many professional societies, including the Texas Society of Pathologists, San Antonio Society of Pathologists, Group for Research in Pathology Education, US and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Sharkey graduated cum laude from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn. with a BS, and earned his BMS from Dartmouth Medical School.
His MD degree is from Cornell University Medical College.
is the author or co-author of approximately 70 papers published in the scientific literature.
Leading off the laboratory accreditation ...
www.cap.org, 1 Mar 2006 [cached]
Leading off the laboratory accreditation portion of the site now is a "What's New" section that brings members up to date on the latest news within the Laboratory Accreditation Program, says Francis E. Sharkey, MD, the CAP accreditation program commissioner for education and a pathologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.
"This is a nice place to identify changes to lab accreditation programs.
As changes develop, they very quickly get posted," he says.
"It's a quick way to communicate with people without necessarily having to send an e-mail to everybody in the program."
A section titled "About CAP Laboratory Accreditation Programs" describes how to become a CAP-accredited laboratory, why you should want your lab to be accredited, and whom to contact, Dr. Sharkey
This includes several forms, such as the application request form, which can be completed on the computer.
A section about CAP system inspections
provides information on the features of inspections of affiliated laboratories, such as how to qualify, how to get started, and what training options are available.
"They [the labs in the system] all get inspected by the same team at about the same time, and then once every two years they go out and inspect a group of laboratories of similar size and scope," Dr. Sharkey
"It's very common that there's a more current checklist version on the Web site," Dr. Sharkey
The standards document spells out in general terms what a laboratory must accomplish to earn CAP accreditation, Dr. Sharkey
This covers four areas: the laboratory director's qualifications, physical facilities and safety, quality control and performance improvement, and inspection requirements.
Among the key change forms posted is a test menu form used when "the lab adds or deletes testing capabilities," says Dr. Sharkey
, who adds that another important change is ownership.
"Accreditation does not necessarily survive if there is a change of ownership," he
The master activity menu describes what analytes a laboratory tests and by what methods.
"This tells CAP what the laboratory should be doing proficiency testing for," he
provides a lot of education for people who are going out to inspect," Dr. Sharkey
Among the resources the CAP
provides are daylong inspector training seminars and half-day seminars for specialty groups, as well as audioconferences that cover a pathology subspecialty or "more general topics like how to get the information when you're inspecting," Dr. Sharkey
"We're trying to ensure that the inspectors are prepared to do a consistent, efficient, and thorough job," he
Francis E. Sharkey, MD, ...
www.cap.org, 9 July 2006 [cached]
Francis E. Sharkey, MD, received the Outstanding Service Award for his contributions to the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation as state commissioner for several areas of Texas since 1990 and as regional commissioner for the Mid-South Region from 1996 through 2004.Dr. Sharkey assumed the position of education commissioner in January 2005 and became vice chair of the commission in 2006.He serves as chair of the Accreditation Education Committee and as editor of the Laboratory Accreditation Manual. Dr. Sharkey is a tenured professor of pathology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and a consultant to the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital, San Antonio.
CAP Laboratory Improvement - Commission on Laboratory Accreditation
webtest.cap.org, 29 Nov 2000 [cached]
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...Francis E. Sharkey , MDDepartment of Pathology , MC 7750University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio7703 Floyd Curl DriveSan Antonio , TX 78229-3900210-567-4135Fax : 210-567-2478e-mail : email@example.com
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Texas Society of Pathologists
www.texpath.org, 20 May 2013 [cached]
Francis E. Sharkey, MD, FCAP