Resident Recruitment Award

The Society for Pediatric Pathology established the Resident Recruitment Award to encourage residents to consider a career in pediatric pathology.

To identify interested candidates and involve them in the SPP through the Fall Meeting of the Society and its publications.

Nature of the Award (one to two awards will be given in 2014):

  • travel, registration, and lodging expenses to attend the 2014 Joint Meeting of PPS and SPP in Birmingham, UK (September 4-6, 2014).
  • poster presentation of award-winning submission
  • lunch with "Legends in Pediatric Pathology" (lunch at the Fall Meeting with well-known pediatric pathologists)

An applicant must be a resident in an ACGME-approved Anatomic or Clinical Pathology program as of July 1, 2014. Prior recipients of this award are not eligible.

All applications must consist of a one page (additional pages will be discarded) review of an original paper published in the peer-reviewed literature and pertinent to the field of pediatric or perinatal pathology. The winner will be selected based on the applicant's understanding of the paper's findings, limitations, and diagnostic and/or therapeutic relevance. The review should highlight unique aspects of pediatric pathology exemplified by the paper, and how these relate to the applicant's training/career goals.

A complete application should include:

  1. The single-page entry.
  2. A letter of support from the applicant's Residency Director to confirm the applicant will be a resident in Anatomic or Clinical Pathology in the 2014-2015 academic year and that he/she would be allowed to attend the meeting, if selected.
  3. A cover letter that indicates the resident's name, address, email address, phone number, residency program, and year of residency. Also please indicate whether or not your contact information can be distributed to Pediatric Pathology fellowship programs.

Selection Process:
Complete applications must be received no later than June 1, 2014. They will be judged by the members of the Membership Committee for their creativity, composition, content and how well they reflect unique or special aspects of Pediatric Pathology. Awardees will be notified by July 1, 2014.

Applications should either be emailed or mailed to:
Carolyn Lane
Society for Pediatric Pathology
404 Town Park Blvd, Suite 201
Evans, GA 30809

Submission Deadline: Sunday, June 1, 2014