The USCAP Ambassador Program

Connecting the Future of Pathology

Our Ambassadors:

Our Ambassadors serve as advocates for USCAP, highlighting the substantial advantages of becoming part of our community and inspiring medical students to explore fulfilling careers in pathology. We invite residents, fellows, and early-career pathologists to join us in this important mission. 

 

The re-imagined Ambassador Program is designed to achieve connectivity with future generations of pathologists. Engagement of pathologists-in-training as members for life in USCAP is critical to their career development and to becoming better pathologists. Ambassadors function to communicate to pathologists-in-training the value of membership in USCAP, engaging their interest, participation, and loyalty. The educators, committee members/chairs, and governance of USCAP derive from committed pathologists-in-training whose evolving maturity leads to the experience and confidence to assume these active roles.

Eligibility:

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

Applications are due May 15

Term Limits:

Ambassadors serve a two-year term with the possibility of a second two-year term. To be eligible to renew as an Ambassador, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must hold and maintain an active USCAP membership
  • Be a pathologist-in-training; resident or fellow
  • Be re-approved by Program Director
  • Be in good standing with the program’s commitments

Terms run from August 1 through July 31.

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

Application Process:

Applications will be reviewed, and selections will be made by the Membership Department.

Current USCAP Ambassadors