College of American Pathologists

  About the CAP Transformation
  Spotlight Service Award


Updated April 11, 2011

About the Award

The purpose of the award is to provide recognition of pathologists who exhibit transformative behavior and deliver exceptional patient care in their community through the specialty of pathology.

These are CAP members who are taking concrete steps to transform the specialty by embracing a new technology, implementing a new process, interacting directly with patients, and/or increasing their consultation with clinicians. Their ideas and resources span the spectrum and encompass many different facets of pathology transformation.


Nominees must be CAP members in good standing or have an application pending.


A pathologist(s) can be nominated by a CAP member, CAP committee or council, public organization, or member of the community.

The nomination should include:

  • Letter of recommendation describing the pathologist’s contributions, impact on the community, provision of pathology services, and unique qualities deserving of recognition.


There is no deadline for the award. Awards will be given throughout the year as deemed appropriate.


The recipients will be recognized on the CAP’s Transformation website and in CAP@YourService. Depending on the nature of the pathologists’ contributions, other venues such as CAP Today, Statline, local newspaper,, may be utilized. Each recipient will be personally congratulated by the chair of the Council on Membership and Professional Development (CMPD). In addition, a certificate of appreciation and congratulatory letter will be sent to the recipient. A press release also will be created and distributed to the recipient’s local media.

Selection Process

Selection of recipients will be based on the Member and Public Communications Committee assessment of:

  • CAP membership status
  • Nomination letter
  • Contributions to transform the specialty deserving of recognition

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