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Awards for Medical Students

ASCP honors exemplary medical students.

ASCP recognizes and rewards excellence in the pathology and laboratory community with prestigious annual awards for all of its member groups, including students. Each year, ASCP awards exemplary medical students at medical schools in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, with the Academic Excellence and Achievement Award.

Left to right:Cliff Sullivan MD, Resident Council Chair; Tiffany Baker, MD, PhD; William G. Finn, MD, FASCP, ASCP Immediate Past President

To enhance the profile of the practice of pathology and attract outstanding medical students into pathology and laboratory medicine, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) offers a student award recognition program: Award for Academic Excellence and Achievement in Pathology.

This award honors medical students in years one through four who have achieved academic excellence, leadership ability, and a strong interest in the pathology profession. Ten medical students will be selected per year to receive this prestigious award. One student will be chosen to receive the Gold Award. Self-nominations are accepted, but official departmental approval is still required by the Pathology Department Chair, Program Director, or Course Director.

Applications will be available in Spring 2016. For inquiries, please email

    Ten outstanding medical students will be selected, with one student chosen as the Gold Award Recipient. The ten awardees will receive:

    • A copy of the Quick Compendium of Clinical Pathology, 3rd Edition
    • An Amazon Kindle
    • Recognition on the ASCP website and through ONELab Memo

    The Gold Award Recipient will also receive an iPad mini and a trip to the ASCP 2015 Annual Meeting, October 28-30, 2015 in Long Beach, California.  There, the Gold Award Recipient will be formally recognized at the annual Michele D. Raible Lecture for Residents.

      ASCP recently honored medical students throughout North America with the 2015 Academic Excellence and Achievement Award. Names of winners are listed below.

      Tiffany G. Baker, Medical University of South Carolina, Gold Award Recipient
      Jacqueline E. Birkness, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      Kendall S. Brewer, Medical University of South Carolina
      Jun Yang Jiang, University of California Davis
      Anthony Joudi, Loyola University Chicago: Stritch School of Medicine
      Alexander Kikuchi, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      Wilfred Manzano, University of California, Irvine
      Daniel L. Miller, University of Missouri School of Medicine
      Felicia R. Nip, Michigan State College of Human Medicine
      Nathan T. Sweed, University of Texas Health Science Center