Society of 67 Scholars Award for Pathology Residents and Medical Students


Starting in 2021, the Society of '67 Scholars Program has been renamed by the Society of '67 Board to honor Dr. Thomas D. Kinney. Dr. Kinney was especially committed to education and training, one of the founders of APC, and a legendary pathologist and mentor to many.

The Society of ’67 Thomas D. Kinney Scholars Program provides an opportunity for medical students and/or pathology residents to familiarize themselves with career opportunities in pathology and the critical role of pathology in healthcare delivery, research, and education. Scholars in the program participate in the APC Annual Meeting, where they will gain insight from national leaders in academic pathology.

2021 Thomas D. Kinney Scholars Program

The 2021 Society of '67 Kinney Scholars will:

  • receive an immersive experience in the development of innovative approaches to medical education and academic pathology practice; 
  • learn about advocacy and outreach efforts for pathology and laboratory medicine stakeholders; and
  • interact with the leaders of academic pathology, bringing a trainee’s perspective to the Association.

Requirements of Kinney Scholars:

  • attend the APC 2021 Annual Meeting sessions, July 25-28, 2021;
  • participate in designated Scholar activities, starting on Sunday, July 25, 2021;
  • attend the Awards Dinner Program on Tuesday, July 27, 2021;
  • be recognized as a Society of ’67 Scholar throughout the program (in person, print, and photos);
  • provide a post-conference brief report of their experiences; and
  • comply with the APC Code of Conduct throughout the meeting.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be pathology residents or medical students at the time of the APC 2021 Annual Meeting, July 25-28, 2021. In consideration of applying, current fourth-year medical students who will be first-year residents (PGY-1) at the time of APC 2021 should be sensitive to their responsibilities in their residency program that begins in July, and if accepted as a Scholar, should ensure the necessary permissions from their residency program director.


  • For Pathology Resident Applicants: a letter from either the Residency Program Director or the Pathology Department Chair.
  • For Medical Student Applicants: a letter from the Pathology Department Chair is preferred, but a letter from a Pathology Faculty Member or Course Director is also acceptable.
The Letter of Recommendation must be submitted no later than the March 1st deadline. The letter can be submitted by the person writing your letter directly to Mel Limson ([email protected]), or if you are given a copy, uploaded into the online application form. Please be sure to have the Chair, Program Director, or Faculty Mentor/Course Director include:
  • Why you are deserving of this Kinney Scholar Award;
  • Permission to travel and attend the APC 2021 Annual Meeting from Sunday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 28, 2021; and
  • (a) Commitment to support travel expenses (air, ground, non-conference meals, etc.) OR (b) request for travel support for the applicant from the Society of ’67 based on the departmental, institutional, or other inability to cover those costs. The Society of ’67 will provide meeting registration, which covers meals offered during the program, and lodging at the Omni Shoreham Hotel for three nights. Meeting registration and lodging will be arranged by APC staff.

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST: Complete the online application form that includes uploading your:

  1. Resume/CV;
  2. Letter of Recommendation, if you are given a copy, OR request the person writing your letter of recommendation to submit by email directly to Mel Limson ([email protected]) no later than the deadline; and
  3. Headshot photo at 600x600 pixels (jpeg or png format, <10MB).

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM: Click HERE to access the online form. Preview the application form via this pdf, but all applications must be submitted online. 

DEADLINE: Monday, March 1, 2021, 5:00pm (Eastern). NOTIFICATIONS: Early April 2021

QUESTIONS? Contact Mel Limson at [email protected] or 302.660.4944.


2020 Scholars

Medical Students
Alexander Craig, University of California, San Francisco
Maryknoll Mawanay Palisoc, Pennsylvania State University
Lauren Raymond, Oregon Health & Science University

Robert Christian, MD, MS, Oregon Health & Science University
Amanda Herrmann, MD, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School
Anna-Karoline Israel, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center
Amandeep Kaur, MBBS, MD, University of Chicago (NorthShore)
Andrew Rech, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Joseph Rohr, MD, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Marie Smithgall, MD, Columbia University
Cindy Wepy, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital

2020 Scholars

Past Scholars

For details on past Scholars, click the headings below, or click "Show All" to expand them all.

This award is made possible through contributions to the Society of ’67.