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Residents Forum

Our Residents Forum (RF) gives pathology residents a voice in organized pathology, promotes involvement of young leaders in CAP activities, and establishes a network for pathology residents.

Join the Residents Forum

The CAP RF has open Delegate positions in numerous states. Please view your state's current representatives (PDF). Review list to determine if you need to appoint new delegate(s). Learn about the RF Delegate Guide/Responsibilities (PDF) and the RF appointments (PDF).

To fill a CAP RF Delegate opening or make changes to the delegation, please contact Natalie Castro.

Upcoming Meeting Dates 

  • 2022 Spring Residents Forum Meeting, March 19, 2022
  • 2022 Fall Residents Forum Meeting, October 8, 2022

2021 – 2021 Residents Forum Executive Committee

The results of the 2021 Residents Forum Executive Committee election are now final. Congratulations to the following elected and reelected Residents Forum Executive Committee members.

Chair: Sarah Glogowski, DO – BSWH Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Vice Chair: Janira M. Navarro-Sanchez, MD – University of Hawaii. John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, H

Secretary: Hansini Laharwani, MD – University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Immediate Past Chair: Adam L. Booth, MD – Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Delegate to the CAP House of Delegates: Masa Peric, MD – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Alternate Delegate to the CAP House of Delegates: Maria Cristina Magallanes Hoyos, MD – Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Delegate to the AMA Resident and Fellow Section: Dana Martin, MD – VCU Health Medical Center, Richmond, VA

Alternate Delegate to the AMA Resident and Fellow Section: Marc A. Rodriguez, MD, MBA – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Member-at-Large: Amanda Herrmann, MD, PhD – McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

Digital Strategy Liaison: Brian Cox, MD, MS – Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, CA

Become a Residents Forum Executive Committee Member

Learn how to become a part of the Residents Forum Executive Committee (RFEC) from election information, timelines, and definitions of positions.

This is your chance to influence and advance pathology. As a member of the Residents Forum Executive Committee (RFEC) not only are you helping to shape the future for pathology residents, but you’re also building your own leadership skills and making meaningful connections with colleagues. Apply by July 25, 2022.

Election Date

Residents Forum Executive Committee elections will be held at the 2022 Fall Residents Forum meeting on Saturday, October 8, 2022, in New Orleans, LA. The following positions are open for election:

  • Chair (1 position)
  • Vice Chair (1 position)
  • Secretary (1 position)
  • Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA), Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) (1 position).
  • Alternate Delegate to the CAP House of Delegates (1 position)
  • Member-at-Large (1 position)
  • Digital Strategy Liaison (1 Position)

Election Timeline

July 25, 2022The statement of interest and CV are due to the CAP.
July 29, 2022Nominations are sent to the nominating committee.
August 9, 2022Nominations are posted on cap.org.
September 5, 2022According to Residents Forum (RF) bylaws, Junior Members who have not been slated by the Nominating Committee and who wish to run for an office may do so by submitting a statement of interest, their CV, as well as a petition signed by at least 15 CAP Junior Members in good standing. This information must be submitted to the CAP and received by September 5, 2022.
October 8, 2022RFEC Elections at RF meeting in New Orleans, LA

Nomination Process

The Residents Forum Nominating Committee will nominate a candidate or candidates for each elected position of the Residents Forum Executive Committee. Any CAP Junior Member in good standing who has not been nominated by the Residents Forum Nominating Committee may run for any available position by submitting to the Secretary of the Residents Forum, at least thirty (30) days prior to the fall meeting, a petition containing the signatures of at least fifteen (15) CAP Junior Members in good standing.

The CAP RFEC Nominating Committee meets in July to review candidate applications and selects the slate. Candidates interested in becoming nominated by the Nominating Committee must submit their statement of interest and CV by July 25, 2022.

The deadline for nomination by petition is September 5, 2022.

Term and Commitment

The terms of the positions are:

  • Chair: 1 year
  • Vice Chair: 1 year
  • Secretary: 1 year
  • Alternate Delegate to AMA Resident and Fellow Section: 2 years (First year as Alternate Delegate to AMA RFS and second year as Delegate to the AMA RFS)
  • Alternate Delegate to CAP House of Delegates: 2 years (First year as Alternate Delegate to CAP House of Delegates and second year as Delegate to CAP House of Delegates)
  • Member-at-Large: 1 year
  • Digital Strategy Liaison : 2 years

The Residents Forum Executive Committee Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Member-at-Large will be elected for a term of one year during the fall meeting of the Residents Forum in accordance with the Residents Forum Bylaws. An officer of the Residents Forum will be eligible for re-election to one (1) additional term for the office he/she holds. Appointment to a partial term of office will not be considered part of the two-year limit.

Alternate Delegate and Digital Strategy Liaison terms are for two years and all other positions are one-year terms. The Digital Strategy Liaison position also requires the elected candidate to serve on the CAP Digital Content Committee.

The Residents Forum Executive Committee holds four committee meetings and two Resident Forum meetings annually. RFEC members also have considerable commitments preparing for meetings. Download the Time Commitment for RFEC Members for more information.

Compensation

Members of the CAP Residents Forum Executive Committee are not paid. However, the CAP reimburses RFEC members for meeting travel costs and provides a small budget for reimbursement of reasonable expenses during days away from their institution on CAP business.

Candidate Specifications

If you are a Junior Member in good standing; which means that you have not yet passed your board exams and are interested in running for office, please submit a Statement of Interest. All questions can be forwarded to residentsforum@cap.org. You can also view the current Residents Forum Executive Committee Roster and contact them with any questions about serving on the RFEC.

  • Please note: If you intend to run for an RFEC position, attendance during the RF meeting on October 8, 2022, is required in the event a campaign speech is necessary.

Election Procedures

A Primary Election will be implemented at the discretion of the current Residents Forum Executive Committee for any position with more than 3 candidates. For election details, view Article VI in the RF Bylaws.

CAP employees may not support candidates or show they favor any candidate in a CAP election.

RFEC Position Descriptions

Detailed descriptions for each of the RFEC positions

The principal officer of the Residents Forum will be the Chair, who will preside at meetings, maintain order and decorum, and appoint committees of the Residents Forum as set forth in these Bylaws and inform CAP Junior Members of the activities of the Residents Forum.

The Chair will keep CAP Junior Members, the CAP Membership Committee, the Council that is designated by the CAP Board of Governors, and the CAP Board of Governors informed of the activities of the Residents Forum. The Chair will issue the official call for meetings. The Chair serves as a voting member of the CAP Board of Governors.

The Chair will be responsible to see that all resolutions and actions of the Residents Forum are transmitted to the House of Delegates through the duly elected Resident Delegate. The Chair will have the right to vote only in the case of a tie.

Travel commitment: 35 days

The Vice Chair will act as the principal officer of the Residents Forum in the absence of the Chair. The Vice Chair will assist in the duties of the Chair.

Travel commitment: 11 days

The Secretary of the Residents Forum will record the minutes of Residents Forum meetings and maintain lists of Delegates and members of Residents Forum committees. The Secretary will maintain the file of meeting minutes and carry out other appropriate duties, such as preparing PowerPoint presentations. Subject to provisions within these Bylaws, the Secretary will credential Delegates to the Residents Forum meeting. The Secretary will be responsible for directing the activities of the Residents Forum Credentials Committee.

Travel commitment: 11 days

The Delegate and Alternate Delegate will attend the annual and interim meetings of the American Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section (AMA-RFS) and will present any resolutions initiated by the CAP Residents Forum which have been approved by the CAP Board of Governors for transmission to the AMA-RFS. The Delegate will keep the CAP informed of any AMA-RFS activities through the appropriate channels.

The Alternate Delegate will assume these responsibilities and duties if the Delegate is unable to do so. Two-year term, first year as alternate delegate, second as delegate. 

Travel commitment: 42 days in two years

The Delegate and Alternate Delegate will attend all national meetings of the CAP House of Delegates. The Delegate will communicate and present resolutions adopted by the Residents Forum to the CAP House of Delegates when appropriate. The Delegate will inform the CAP House of Delegates about activities of the Residents Forum. The Delegate is limited to submitting resolutions adopted by the Residents Forum.

The Alternate Delegate will assume these responsibilities and duties if the Delegate is unable to do so. Two-year term, first year as alternate delegate, second as delegate. 

Travel commitment: 22 days in two years

The Member-at-Large will be responsible for assisting in recruitment of Junior Members, will assist in communicating the activities of the Residents Forum to the Delegates, will facilitate communication between the College of American Pathologists and its Junior Members, and will carry out other such duties as are assigned by the Chair and the RFEC.

Travel commitment: 11 days

The Digital Strategy Liaison, in partnership with the CAP Digital Strategy team, supports the RF’s use of digital and social media as a means of interfacing with residents. The DSL will assist in the improvement and management of resident digital engagement and will carry out other such duties as assigned by the Chair and the RFEC.

Two-year term 

Travel commitment: 11 days 

Note: Serving on CAP’s Digital Content Committee is a requirement included in “other such duties as assigned by the Chair and the RFEC". Review the Digital Content Committee Requirements

Previous Meeting Materials and Recordings

Members may access Resident Forum agenda books, presentations, and recorded sessions.

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For questions, more information, or to begin your candidacy for the CAP Residents Forum Executive Committee, contact residentsforum@cap.org