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Make a difference with ASCP.

ASCP offers a variety of leadership and volunteer opportunities for residents. You will advance both your training and career professionally, while building a network of professional contacts along the way. Residents can apply to serve on the following councils and committees:

• Resident Council
• Resident Council Representative Network
• ASCP committees

Additional resident volunteer opportunities will be publicized throughout the year via eNewsBriefs, the Resident Council Representative Network, and the Residents’ page of the ASCP Web site. Throughout the year, inquiries about resident opportunities can be sent to membership@ascp.org.

ASCP’s Lab Medicine is looking for residents to serve in a variety of capacities for a one, two, or three year term as Assistant Editors (must be a 3rd or 4th year Resident).  These positions involve soliciting and reviewing cutting-edge research and practical information for Lab Medicine’s revamped print journal and website. Volunteers are needed to write and solicit articles for the journal and the web, as well as to moderate podcasts, review online articles and contribute enhanced content to the Lab Medicine’s website, etc.  Email membership@ascp.org for information.



    ASCP Resident Council

    Each spring, candidates are considered by the Nominations Committee for the Resident Council. Qualified candidates must be ASCP Resident Members in good standing. A call for nominations is published ineNewsBriefs and posted on the ASCP Web site. To apply, send a copy of your curriculum vitae and a one-page personal statement that briefly highlights the reasons for your interest and participation in ASCP activities to Angela.Papaleo@ascp.org.

    The Resident Council meets face-to-face for one full day, twice per year and 2–3 times per year via conference call. The spring Council meeting is held in conjunction with the USCAP Meeting and the fall meeting with the ASCP Annual Meeting.

    Approximate Resident Council time commitments

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      Current Resident Representatives  

      ASCP Resident Representative Network

      All pathology residency programs in the United States and Canada are invited to name an ASCP Resident Representative. (A current list of the pathology residency programs in the United States and Canada and their respective resident representatives can be found at the bottom of this page.) Resident Representatives are the voice of ASCP resident members and have made a commitment to facilitate communication between residents at the grassroots level and the members of the Resident Council.

      The following are some of the roles and responsibilities of ASCP Resident Representatives:

      • Serve as a liaison between the residents in their program and the ASCP Resident Council
      • Promote the benefits of ASCP membership to colleagues in their residency programs
      • Encourage resident involvement with ASCP
      • Convey any local issues to ASCP to be addressed at a national level
      • Serve as a mentor to residents, students interested in the profession of pathology and other Resident Representatives

      Becoming involved as a Resident Representative or member of the Resident Council are two excellent ways to demonstrate your initiative as well as position yourself for future leadership. Serving as a Resident Representative offers a great opportunity for you to become proactively involved with your professional organization, explore the pathology profession outside of your own program, and to make a significant impact on your career.

      Contact your Resident Representative to start building your own professional network or consider volunteering to serve as a Resident Representative if your program has not yet appointed one. Each program can have multiple Resident Representatives. To volunteer, please fill out the attached form and email it to Angela.Papaleo@ascp.org. For questions or more information about this program call 312-541-4110.

        ASCP committees are comprised of the most talented, devoted and professional volunteers in the field of pathology and laboratory medicine. It is through our volunteers that we are able to provide the scope of high quality programs, products and services that result in ASCP being recognized as one of the most respected societies in the profession.

        There are currently 16 residents serving on ASCP committees. Residents are given a one-year term with the option of renewing twice, for a total of three years. Calls for committee nominations are sent via the Resident Council Representative Network and posted on the Residents’ page of the ASCP Web site. 

        To see a list of current ASCP committees and residents serving on them, click here

          Writing Opportunity

          ASCP Case Reports is an online peer-reviewed educational publication of case reports in the areas of clinical chemistry, cytopathology, forensic pathology, hematology, microbiology, pathology informatics, surgical pathology, and transfusion medicine.

          Residents may serve as authors provided they are mentored by an attending who agrees to serve as coauthor.

          Please see the author instructions for requirements.

          Payment

          Upon publication of your paper, an honoraria of $250 (plus an additional $250 if it was submitted on time) will be awarded to the chosen recipient, or it may be divided if preferred.

          Get Started

          To propose a case, please e-mail a short description and the learning objectives, as well as the author names, to casereport@ascp.org. Your proposal will be reviewed and, if the editors are interested, you will be invited to submit the paper for consideration. [Please note that once you submit your manuscript, it can take several months to a year before it is accepted, owing to the triple-tiered review process and other factors.]
          For more details and an Author Guidelines PDF, click here.  

            LabQ  is an online peer-reviewed educational publication of case reports in the areas of clinical chemistry, clinical immunology, hematology, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, phlebotomy, and transfusion medicine. Twenty-two cases are published each year.

            Please see the author instructions for requirements.

            Payment

            Upon publication of your paper, an honoraria of $250 (plus an additional $250 if it was submitted on time) will be awarded to the chosen recipient, or it may be divided if preferred.

            Get Started

            To propose a case, please e-mail a short description and the learning objectives, as well as the author names, to labq@ascp.org. Your proposal will be reviewed and, if the editors are interested, you will be invited to submit the paper for consideration. [Please note that once you submit your manuscript, it can take several months to a year before it is accepted, owing to the triple-tiered review process and other factors.]
            For more details and an Author Guidelines PDF, click here.  


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