Feriyl Bhaijee, MD

Resident Council Resident Representative Leadership Award 2012

“Pathology is so much more than pushing glass behind the formalin curtain. I believe that by working together, in professional forums, we have a wealth of knowledge, experience, and ideas to share—and it is a privilege to be a part of that.”
—Feriyl Bhaijee, MD

Born in South Africa, Feriyl Bhaijee, MD, is a third-year resident of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Miss. Following high school in Miami, she completed a medical program at the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, and then returned to the United States for her residency. She plans to teach pathology at a university and incorporate research into her work.

Dr. Bhaijee applied to become an ASCP Resident Representative after the 2011 ASCP Annual Meeting. “I wanted to work with other residents to improve not only our training but also the practice of modern pathology,” Dr. Bhaijee said.

The experience has helped her to develop her leadership skills by participating on several ASCP Committees. Last spring, she was awarded a 2012 ASCP Resident Subspecialty Grant.   

To heighten awareness of the pathology profession, she has encouraged medical students who rotate through her department to attend the Pathology Interest Group at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and she has represented her department at conferences, lectures, and resident fairs.

“For me, pathology is so much more than pushing glass behind the formalin curtain,” Dr. Bhaijee said. “I believe that by working together, in professional forums, we have a wealth of knowledge, experience, and ideas to share—and it is a privilege to be a part of that.”