The Medical Student Travel Award is intended to encourage and support medical students showing a strong interest in the specialty of pathology as a career choice. This award provides funding, to cover travel expenses up to $1,200.00, to attend the CAP Annual Meeting, where awardees will gain valuable insight and critical knowledge from experts regarding the field of pathology and career pathways.

To enhance the awardee’s experience at the Fall Residents Forum and CAP Annual Meeting, a Resident Forum Delegate will be assigned to help the awardee:

  • Learn more about the specialty of pathology and residency training programs
  • Broaden their understanding of the role pathologists play on the health care team
  • Obtain networking opportunities with residents and practicing pathologists to learn more about pursuing and preparing for a career in pathology.


  • Medical students actively enrolled in an accredited medical school and possessing a strong interest in the field of pathology are invited to apply.
  • All applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, or religion.
  • Applicants should have authorization from their institution to attend the meeting.
  • Awardees and/or their institutions should expect to cover any travel costs that exceed the amount awarded.
  • Award must be fulfilled within year it was granted and prior to converting to CAP Junior Member status.

To Apply

Submit the following materials by March 8, 2019:

    1. Medical Student Award Application
    2. An essay of up to 750 words that addresses the following:*
      1. Interest in pathology as a career
      2. Goals for attending the meeting
      3. Your plan to share and apply knowledge gained
      4. Why the award is essential to the applicant
      5. Why foundation financial support is necessary (NEED)
      6. Title of abstract/poster submitted for the CAP Annual Meeting**
        1. Attach a copy of your abstract
    3. Two Letters of Recommendation from (1) CAP member*** and (2) Medical School Faculty
    4. Curriculum Vitae

*Applicants that do not address the above items in their application essay will not be considered.
**Abstract needs to be submitted but not necessarily accepted.
***CAP Member recommendation letter can come from a practicing pathologist as well as CAP Junior Members (includes trainees still in a pathology fellowship).

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