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, to attend the CAP Annual Meeting, where awardees will gain valuable insight and critical knowledge from experts regarding the field of pathology and its career pathways.

To enhance the awardee’s experience at the Fall Residents Forum and CAP Annual Meeting, a Residents 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 pathologist’s role 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.

Eligibility

Medical students actively enrolled in an accredited medical school with 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.

Funded Up ToFocusEligibiltyTimeframe
$1,200Travel to attend the CAP Annual Meeting, where awardees will gain valuable insight and critical knowledge from experts regarding the field of pathology and career pathwaysMedical studentsApply by March 9

To Apply

Submit the following materials by March 9, 2020:

      1. An essay of up to 750 words that addresses the following:
        1. Your interest in pathology as a career
        2. Your goals for attending the meeting
        3. Your plan to share and apply the knowledge gained
        4. Why this award is essential to you, the applicant
        5. Why you require foundation financial support
        6. Title of your abstract/poster submitted for the CAP Annual Meeting*
      2. A copy of your abstract
      3. Two letters of recommendation:
        • One from a CAP member**
        • One from a member of your medical school’s faculty
      4. Curriculum vitae

*Abstract needs to be submitted but not necessarily accepted.
**CAP member recommendation letter can come from a practicing pathologist or a CAP Junior Member (includes trainees still in a pathology fellowship).

Applicants will not be considered unless they include the above items and cover the essay points listed.

If Selected

Awardees and/or their institutions should expect to cover any travel costs that exceed the amount awarded. The award must be fulfilled within the year it was granted and prior to converting to CAP Junior Member status.

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