HRA Course Overview
The High Resolution
Anoscopy (HRA) course serves as a basic introduction for all clinicians interested
in providing this specialized procedure and who work with populations under
consideration for anal cancer screening. These include men who have sex with
men (MSM), immunocompromised men and women, and women with a history of
gynecologic HSIL and cancer. Health care providers from a variety of
backgrounds commonly take the course including those in family practice,
internal medicine, infectious disease, gynecology, gastroenterology, general
and colo-rectal surgery. Providers may or may not have background in
gynecologic colposcopy before taking the course. Prior attendees have included
MDs and advanced practice clinicians as well as clinicians in training
including residents, fellows and RNs.
The course will cover the background and rationale for anal cancer screening, all aspects of the procedures used for screening and management of HPV-associated anal lesions.
Competencies and Objectives
This course has been designed to improve competencies in medical knowledge, practice-based learning, systems-based practice, and patient care.