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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.

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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 residentsforum@cap.org.

Note that Delegates can receive reimbursement for travel expenses to attend Residents Forum Meetings. The reimbursement amount is based on in-person meetings attended in the calendar year:

  • One Resident Forum meeting in the calendar year: up to $100 reimbursement
  • Two Resident Forum meetings in the calendar year: up to $300 reimbursement

Delegates receive a travel expense reimbursement form after attending a meeting with more information about submitting expenses for reimbursement. For questions about the travel expense reimbursement policy, please contact residentsforum@cap.org.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

2022 – 2023 Residents Forum Executive Committee

The results of the 2022 Residents Forum Executive Committee election are now final. Congratulations to the following elected and reelected Residents Forum Executive Committee members.

Chair

Chair

Amanda Herrmann, MD, PhD
McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX

Vice Chair

Swati Bhardwaj, MD, MBBS
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Secretary

Ashley Gochoco, DO
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Immediate Past Chair

Sarah Glogowski, DO
UTSW Medical Center

Delegate to the CAP House of Delegates

Cristina Magallanes Hoyos, MD
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Alternate Delegate to the CAP House of Delegates

Alaaeddin Alrohaibani, MD
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Delegate to the AMA Resident and Fellow Section

Marc A. Rodriguez, MD, MBA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Alternate Delegate to the AMA Residents and Fellow Section

Mary Clay Bailey, MD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Member-at-Large

Elizabeth V. McLeod, MD, MS
National Capital Consortium, Bethesda, MD

Digital Strategy Liaison

Matthew Luo, MD
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


Residents Forum Executive Committee Election Info

The 2023-2024 elections will be held at the 2023 Residents Forum meeting on Saturday, October 7, 2023, in Chicago.

Election Timeline

July 17, 2023Application period closed.
July 24, 2023Nominations are sent to the nominating committee.
August 7, 2023Nominations are posted on cap.org.
September 5, 2023According 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, 2023.
October 7, 2023RFEC Elections at RF meeting in Chicago, IL

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.

Term and Commitment

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.

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