Society of 67 Scholars Award for Pathology Residents and Medical Students


The Society of ’67 Scholars Program provides an opportunity for medical students and/or residents to familiarize themselves with career opportunities in pathology and the critical role of pathology in healthcare delivery, research, and education through access to national leaders in academic pathology attending the APC Annual Meeting.

2020 Scholars Program

The 2020 Society of '67 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.

NEW IN 2020: Applicants must provide in their Letter of Recommendation either (a) a commitment of the pathology department to cover travel expenses (air, ground, non-conference meals, etc.) OR (b) a request for travel support from the Society of ’67 based on the departmental inability to cover those costs. The Society of ’67 will provide meeting registration, which covers meals offered during the program, and lodging at the Hotel Del Coronado for three nights. Meeting registration and lodging will be arranged by APC staff.

Requirements of Scholars:

  • attend the APC 2020 Annual Meeting sessions;
  • participate in designated Scholar activities, starting at 4:00pm on Sunday, July 19, 2020;
  • attend the Awards Lunch on Tuesday, July 21, 2020;
  • be recognized as Society of ’67 Scholars throughout the program (in person, in print, and in photos);
  • provide a brief report of their experiences; and
  • comply with the APC Code of Conduct throughout the meeting.

2020 Scholars Program Details

  1. Eligibility: Pathology residents or medical students at the time of the APC 2020 Annual Meeting. In consideration of applying, current fourth-year medical students who will be first-year residents (PGY-1) at the time of APC 2020 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.
  2. Letter of Recommendation must include permission to travel and attend the APC 2020 Annual Meting from Sunday, July 19 through Wednesday, July 22, 2020, AND either (a) a commitment to support travel expenses (air, ground, non-conference meals, etc.) OR (b) a request for travel support from the Society of ’67 based on the departmental inability to cover those costs.  
    1. For pathology residents, applications must include a Letter of Recommendation from the Pathology Department Chair and/or Residency Program Director.
    2. For medical student applicants, a Letter of Recommendation from the Pathology Department Chair is preferred, but a letter from a Faculty Mentor or Course Director is also acceptable.
  3. Application Package: A completed (a) application form, (b) an updated resume/CV, (c) a Letter of Recommendation, and (d) a headshot photo (jpg format) must be submitted to mlimson(at) no later than 5:00pm (Eastern) on Monday, March 2, 2020.
  4. Scholars Program details (pdf) and Application Form (fillable pdf) -- Download, complete, and add your Lastname,First initial to all files submitted, e.g., Lastname,F_S67ScholarApp.pdf, Lastname,F_S67ScholarCV.pdf, etc.
  5. The Society of '67 Board will select and notify recipients in early April 2020.

Submission Period is now closed. 


2019 Scholars

Group Photo from APC 2019

Medical Students
Lacey Durham, Texas A&M Health Science Center
Elena Gandara, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Lily Mahler, University of Alabama
Elizabeth Pernicone, University of Central Florida
Ashley Rose Scholl, West Virginia University
Melissa Toeller-DeSimone, University of Wisconsin
Cana Michelle Tompkins, University of New Mexico

Jonathan Belman, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Ghulam Ilyas, MBBS, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Jennifer Ju, MD, University of Virginia
Osama Khan, MD, BHSc, University of Ottawa
Calixto-Hope Lucas, Jr, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Michael L. Miller, MD, PhD, Columbia University
Mariam A. Molani, DO, MBA, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Elizabeth Parker, MD, University of Washington
Oyewale Shiyanbola, MBBS, MPH, PhD, University of Wisconsin
Imran Uraizee, MD, University of Chicago
James Robert Winters, MD, Madigan Army Medical Center
Yonah Ziemba, MD, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Past Scholars

For details on past Scholars, click the headings below. Or, click here to expand them all.

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