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  Informatics Scholarship for
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Updated August 10, 2009

Now Available:
New Informatics Scholarship for Pathology Residents and Fellows

The CAP Foundation, Association of Pathology Informatics, and IMPAC Medical Systems are pleased to offer an exciting new program for pathology residents and fellows. Designed to further expose pathologists-in-training to new developments in information technology, the CAP Foundation/API/IMPAC Pathology Informatics Scholarship includes a $5,000 grant for educational, living, and travel expenses incurred during the rotation.

Scholarship Application Form
(Word, 266 KB) (PDF, 42 KB)

Learning objectives of the program are:

  • To develop an understanding of pathology informatics as it relates to oncology information systems,
  • To observe the development of software and related control processes in a regulated environment,
  • To increase his/her understanding of a particular facet of pathology informatics by pursuing a limited scope academic project during the course of the rotation. The awardee, working an oncologist with expertise in information technology, will identify a mutually agreed-upon research topic and questions to be addressed.

The grant is an elective rotation for a pathology resident or fellow to:

  • Attend a 3 to 4-week rotation at IMPAC’s headquarters near San Jose, CA, to learn oncology database information retrieval techniques, software development concepts, and control processes. The onsite program is supervised by Joel Goldwein, MD, formerly a radiation oncology residency program chair and Vice President for Medical Affairs at IMPAC.
  • Participate in a research project that results in an abstract poster presentation at a national meeting.

Second, third, fourth-year pathology residents and fellows in an ACGME accredited training program in the United States are eligible to apply. Some prior exposure to informatics and database systems is highly recommended. Membership in both CAP and API is required. Membership in each of these organizations is available free of charge to junior members, and membership application forms may be submitted with the application if needed. All arrangements, including permission from the applicant’s program director, must be made prior to application for the grant.

Eligible pathology residents and fellows must submit:

  1. A completed application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Narrative essay, no more than 1000 words, briefly stating career interests, why you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, your level of knowledge and experience in informatics, and a summary of the elective rotation plan
  4. Letter of approval from Program Director

A committee of the CAP Foundation will review and rank all applications for submission to the CAP Foundation for approval.

Please direct questions to the CAP Foundation by telephone (800-323-4040 ext 7324) or email .


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