The USCAP Ambassador Program

Connecting the Future of Pathology

Program Overview:

Our Ambassadors are essential advocates for USCAP, promoting the benefits of joining our community and inspiring medical students to pursue careers in pathology. The redesigned Ambassador Program aims to connect with the next generation of pathologists, emphasizing the importance of getting involved as lifelong USCAP members for their career growth. It highlights the transition of committed pathologists-in-training into leadership roles as they mature professionally.


We are not accepting applications at this time. The application process will reopen on September 1, 2024.


To be eligible to join the Ambassador Program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must hold and maintain an active USCAP membership
  • Be a pathologist-in-training; resident or fellow (second year or later)
  • Approved by Program Director

Important Information:

  • A maximum of two ambassadors per institution is allowed at any given time
  • Ambassadors who complete their term may recommend a successor, but the recommended candidate must still complete the application process.
    Term Duration and Extension Criteria:

    Term Duration: Ambassadors have a two-year term running from February 1 to January 31, with an opportunity for a one-year extension


    To be eligibe for the extension, you must: 

    • Maintain an active USCAP membership
    • Be a pathologist-in-training (resident or fellow)
    • Receive re-approval from your Program Director
    • Be in good standing with the program’s commitments



    As a USCAP Ambassador, your commitments include: 

    • Attending the USCAP Ambassador virtual orientation.
    • Introducing trainees and medical students* to USCAP through in-person activities and events
    • Submit activity form once per year, per institution
    • Acting as a bridge between USCAP and pathology departments, as well as pathology interest groups for medical students*
    • Providing guidance and orientation to trainees, first-time attendees, and Global Partner Award Recipients at the Annual Meeting.
    • Offering your volunteer services at the Annual Meeting (when applicable).
    • Supporting membership and marketing efforts by providing resources such as video testimonials, interviews, and more for communication purposes.
    • Representing USCAP at relevant meetings hosted by other societies when appropriate.

    *if applicable

    Review Process and Notification:

    The Member Services team will review the applications and make the selections. Applicants will be notified of the results by January 31.

    Current USCAP Ambassadors