Society of 67 Scholars Award for Pathology Residents and Medical Students


The Society of '67 Kinney Scholars Program was named in 2021 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. Kinney Scholars in the program participate in the APC 2024 Annual Meeting at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, where they will gain insight from national leaders in academic pathology. The application period opens in January and closes in early March annually.

The 2024 Society of '67 Kinney Scholars Application Period is Closed! The 2025 application cycle will open in January 2025. 

The 2024 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 Scholars:

  • attend the APC 2024 Annual Meeting sessions;
  • participate in designated Kinney Scholar activities, starting on Sunday, July 21, 2024;
  • attend the Awards Lunch Program on Wednesday, July 24, 2024;
  • be recognized as Society of ’67 Kinney Scholars throughout the program (in person, in print, and in photos);
  • provide a post-conference brief report of their experiences; and
  • comply with the AAPath Code of Conduct throughout the meeting

The Society of ’67 will provide meeting registration, which covers meals offered during the program, and lodging for three nights at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.


  • Applicants must be medical students or pathology residents beyond PGY-1 at the time of the APC 2024 Annual Meeting (July 21-24, 2024).
  • Current fourth-year medical students who will be first-year residents (PGY-1) at the time of APC 2024 are not eligible to apply.

Letter of Recommendation Details: 

  • Letter requirements for academic level:
    • For Pathology Resident Applicants: a letter from either their Residency Program Director or their Pathology Department Chair at an AAPath member department.
    • For Medical Student Applicants: a letter from the Pathology Department Chair (AAPath member department) is preferred, but a letter from a Pathology Faculty Mentor or Course Director is also acceptable.
  • 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 2024 Annual Meeting from Sunday, July 21 through Wednesday, July 24, 2024; and
    • (a) Commitment to support travel expenses (air, ground, non-conference meals, etc.) OR (b) request for travel support (up to $500) from the Society of ’67, for the applicant, if selected to participate in the Society of '67 Kinney Scholars Program based on the departmental inability to cover these costs. The Society of ’67 will provide meeting registration, which covers meals offered during the program, and lodging for three nights at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
  • 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 our Awards email (, or if you are given a copy, uploaded into the online application form.

Questions? Contact the Awards team at

Congratulations to the 2024 Kinney Scholars!


 2024 Scholars

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