CAP@Your Service – Residents Issue – Spring 2008
We have done it again! On March 1, 2008, the College of American Pathologists Residents Forum meeting was held in Denver with 128 registered participants. This is the largest Spring Residents Forum meeting in the history of the CAP. It was an exciting meeting. CAP President Jared N. Schwartz, MD, PhD, FCAP, and John W. Turner, MD, FCAP, gave a fantastic and insightful presentation on “Emerging Developments and Your Future in Pathology.” This presentation can be viewed and downloaded from the CAP Web site under
the CAP for Residents section (Microsoft PowerPoint, 3.4 MB).
In the afternoon, we held the traditional town hall panel discussion at which residents asked interesting questions. This meeting’s panel was made up of the following individuals:
- Jared N. Schwartz, MD, PhD, FCAP, CAP president
- Betsy D. Bennett, MD, PhD, FCAP, executive vice president of the American Board of Pathology
- James M. Crawford, MD, PhD, FCAP, president of the Association of Pathology Chairs
- Robert D. Hoffman, MD, PhD, FCAP, chair of the Program Directors Section
- Rebecca L. Johnson, MD, FCAP, chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for Pathology
- Michael L. Talbert, MD, FCAP, chair of the CAP Graduate Medical Education Committee
On March 3, 2008, Samuel K. Caughron, MD, FCAP, immediate past chair of the Residents Forum, met with PRODS to discuss the fellowship application and guidelines for the application process. We are continuing to make further progress with the fellowship application process. If you are applying for fellowships, I would like to remind you to use the online fellowship application. Just ask the programs that you apply to if they accept the application, and encourage those who are not currently accepting it to check it out online. Please drop me a line and let me know which programs are accepting the application.
Our upcoming fall meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2008. Since this is a change from our usual Saturday meeting, I would encourage you to speak with your program directors early, so they will support your attendance. Explain to them that this change is only going to occur for this one meeting; and in 2009 we will be back on schedule with our Saturday meeting.
At our fall meeting in San Diego, we will hold elections for the Residents Forum Executive Committee. The following positions will be open:
- Vice Chair
- Alternate Delegate to the House of Delegates
- Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association
Being part of the Executive Committee is an excellent way to get involved and provides many new and exciting opportunities. If you are interested in running for one of the Residents Forum Executive Committee positions, please contact Jan Glas via
e-mail. You can also view the guidelines (PDF, 20 K) for RF Executive Committee candidates.
If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you for all of your dedication to the future of pathology. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at the RF meeting on September 24, 2008, in San Diego.
Jacqueline Granese, MD
Chair of the Residents Forum