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Pathology Honor Society

Pathology Honor Society Pin

Co-sponsored by the Intersociety Council for Pathology Information and the Association of Pathology Chairs

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The Pathology Honor Society fosters scholarship and excellence in academic and service pathology as defined in the broadest sense:

  • Recognizes special aptitude and interest in the discipline of pathology;
  • Establishes a collegial group within the discipline of Pathology for the purpose of educational and social interchange at each participating school of medicine;
  • Provides opportunities for continuing professional development;
  • Increases the pool of highly qualified individuals with aptitude and interest in pathology in order to foster continuing excellence in this specialty.

Originally established by the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) in 1992, the Pathology Honor Society will be cosponsored by the Intersociety Council for Pathology Information (ICPI) and APC effective July 2014. NEW this year: ICPI is supporting all the costs of the program and participation is free of charge.

The Pathology Honor Society is organized at the level of each participating medical school with the chair of the Department of Pathology, or designee, assigned responsibility for execution of the program. Specific activities remain the purview of each individual medical school. National oversight of the program is the responsibility of ICPI with consultation from the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee of APC.

Student members are selected by the Department of Pathology at each participating school of medicine on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Scholastic achievement in the pathology curriculum
  • Research accomplishments as a medical student
  • Leadership potential, as evidenced by activities as a medical student
  • Overall excellence, with potential to develop further academically.

Please note that it is recommended that the number of nominated students be no larger than 10% of the class size; however, it is permissible to include up to 20% of the class.

Submit Names of Pathology Honor Students From Your School:

Please complete the submission form and return it electronically to at least two weeks prior to your ceremony when submitting requests for induction of students into the Pathology Honor Society. Each student will receive a certificate and a Pathology Honor Society pin from ICPI. All materials will be sent to the requestor at the address provided on the submission form.

Effective July 2014, there is no fee for this process.
Click here to download the Pathology Honor Society Submission Form

For more information contact the ICPI office:

Donna Stivers
ICPI Administrator
Tel: 301-634-7200
Fax: 301-634-7990