Committee Application FAQS

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No. We enjoy a robust applicant pool, which means we receive more applications than there are open positions each year. In addition, the number of open positions on a committee varies from year to year.

We are accepting applications for 2021 because the 2020 appointment cycle is complete. Though applying for 2021, note openings may occur on committees or project teams for various reasons throughout the calendar year. When these vacancies arise, your application will be considered. If appointed to fill a vacancy, you will be notified immediately following Board approval.

Yes. All applicants not appointed to a committee will be notified by the end of the calendar year.

The CAP enjoys a robust applicant pool annually which means we have many more applicants than we have positions each year. Like anything else, networking is key! Reach out to the committee’s chair and/or staff to introduce yourself and let them know you’ve applied.

Applications are maintained through the first quarter of the appointment year for which you are applying. Applications should be submitted annually.

The CAP welcomes nonmember applicants to apply. Nonmembers are individuals who are not eligible for CAP membership.

No. Pathology residents should activate their Junior Member status. Note, Junior membership is free. Learn about CAP membership.

No. Junior Member positions are reserved for those residents who have not yet passed their boards. Once you pass your boards, you are automatically re-classified as a CAP Fellow and are therefore ineligible.

If you anticipate having your board-certification before the appointment year begins, you cannot apply as a Junior Member. Please indicate "CAP Fellow/Emeritus Member" on the application.

If you are a resident who anticipates being board-certified for the appointment year for which you are applying, you’ve likely indicated "CAP Fellow/Emeritus Member" on the application. By doing so, you have bypassed this requirement.

Yes. Following are some of the other ways you can get involved:

  • House of Delegates (HOD) – The House of Delegates is an excellent way to become involved on both the local and national levels. Through the HOD, our members link directly to a strong network of CAP leaders, help define and drive the CAP agenda of issues and initiatives and ensure that the CAP is meeting the needs of its members. The HOD is our largest volunteer body and, as such, the HOD is often looking for CAP Fellows to get involved. To learn more or join the CAP HOD, please contact Steve Hansen
  • Market Research Panels – These panels allow CAP members and non-members an opportunity to quickly and easily give crucial feedback to the CAP. We use this valuable information to make more informed and strategic decisions. Panel members participate for a two-year term and are asked to complete no more than two electronic surveys per quarter (each survey requiring no more than 15 minutes to complete). To learn more or sign up for this engagement opportunity, please contact Barbara Barrett.
  • Engaged Leadership Academy (ELA) – The Engaged Leadership Academy (ELA) is designed to enhance pathologists' professional development by developing essential communication and presentation skills necessary to become `ambassadors for advancing the specialty. This program develops current and future pathologist leaders by teaching them to articulate and demonstrate their value to clinical colleagues, health care executives, media professionals and elected officials and to secure influential roles in their own practice and facilitate adoption of change. To learn more or apply for this unique program, please contact Ellen Fox.

2021 Applications Due

Submit by May 1, 2020

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Have questions?
Please direct questions or comments to:

Leah Noparstak
Committee Services Program Manager