ENGAGING MEDICAL STUDENTS FOR A CAREER IN PATHOLOGY
USCAP is concerned about the diminishing visibility of pathology as a formal, structured discipline within the curricula of many medical schools and the consequential reduced awareness of pathology as an exceptional career option. The Academy is committed to educating medical students about the advantages of all aspects of pathology, emphasizing that now, more than ever, pathologists have an active role and responsibility on health care teams as critical determinants of patient outcomes.
- The Academy is contacting pathology student interest groups to ignite their enthusiasm for pathology as a discipline and to introduce them to essence of USCAP by complimentary invitations to the 2021 Annual Meeting.
- Pathology student interest groups at Loma Linda University, USC Keck School of Medicine and UCLA had been invited to USCAP’s Interactive Center for orientation to organized pathology, and to the 2020 Annual Meeting at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Several student representatives participated in the short documentary video presented at USCAP’s 2020 Annual Meeting: