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Published on September 11, 2012

Contact: Julie Monzo
Phone: 800-323-4040, ext. 7538
E-mail: jmonzo@cap.org

JACKSON PATHOLOGIST RECOGNIZED WITH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AWARD FROM THE COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS FOUNDATION

Northfield, IL. – The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Foundation awarded Feriyl Bhaijee, MD, from Jackson, Miss., the CAP Foundation Leadership Development Award at a special ceremony held in San Diego, Calif., on September 8, 2012, at CAP ’12 — THE Pathologists’ Meeting™.

Dr. Bhaijee, formerly from Cape Town, South Africa, is recognized for her leadership in meeting with residents from other pathology programs and policymakers to help shape and influence the specialty of pathology in the effort to provide high quality patient care.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the College of American Pathologists Foundation with a Leadership Development Award,” said Dr. Bhaijee. “I look forward to continuing my work with others in pathology to share our knowledge, ideas, and experiences to positively influence the delivery of patient care.”

The CAP Foundation’s Leadership Development Award seeks to enhance the education and experience of young pathologists by immersing them in the concerns confronting the specialty of pathology and illustrating the necessity to establish a patient-centered practice.

Currently, Dr. Bhaijee is a third-year resident in the anatomic and clinical pathology residency program at the University of Mississippi in Jackson.  She earned a combined bachelor of medicine degree and bachelor of surgery (MBChB) degree, graduating with distinction in clinical examinations, from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. While there, she completed two special study modules in anatomic pathology. She also participated in a two-year rotating internship in internal medicine, surgery and trauma, and obstetrics at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.

In addition, Dr. Bhaijee completed a four-week elective in gastrointestinal pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

As an active member of the College, Dr. Bhaijee is currently the Junior Member of the CAP Cancer Committee and a member of the CAP Spokespersons Network. She has also authored several NewsPath® articles, one of the CAP’s online scientific publications.

About the CAP and the CAP Foundation 
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society serving more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care.

The CAP Foundation, the College’s philanthropic arm, supports patient-centered and humanitarian initiatives lead by pathologists, striving to connect people in underserved communities with the specialized skills of pathologists.