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Pathology Interest Group

Our purpose is to expand awareness and interest among students about the field of pathology. This organization also encourages students to consider pathology as a career, and allows interested students to make contacts with faculty and residents. We also seek to raise awareness among students about the crucial role pathology plays in modern medical practice.

The interest group is available for all medical students who have potential interest in pathology. Meetings generally occur on a monthly basis, and lunch is provided. Meetings also feature a presentation by one or more Department of Pathology faculty members discussing careers in pathology or a presentation of an interesting case. Pathology residents also frequently speak at meetings about life as a resident. Meeting dates and times are announced via campus email.


Faculty sponsor:

Resident liaisons:

Officers (2022-2023):

Medical Student Representatives:

  • M2 - John Overton
  • M1 - Barrett Aldridge

Past members:

  • Macy Cummins
  • Mark Mason
  • Mary Clay Bailey
    UMMC Class of 2021
    Baylor College of Medicine Pathology Residency
  • Andrew Biesemier
    UMMC Class of 2022
    University of Virginia Pathology Residency
  • Damien Roland
    UMMC Class of 2022
    The University of Alabama At Birmingham Pathology Residency



Pathologist Pipeline Initiative Ad Hoc Committee:

  • Mary Clay Bailey (2020)

CAP Travel award winners:

  • Mary Clay Bailey (2019)
  • Andrew Biesemier (2021)
  • Damien Roland (2021)
  • Macy Cummins (2022)

ASCP Foundation Pathology Interest Group Grant

  • 2020, 2021

Pilot Program for Medical Student Award (sponsored by CAP)

  • Andrew Biesemier (2021)
  • Macy Cummins (2022)


  • “See, Test & Treat” event sponsored by the CAP


  • Mary Clay Bailey (CAP 2019)
  • Andrew Biesemier (CAP 2021)
  • Macy Cummins (CAP 2022)

UMMC Pathology t-shirt designed by the members of the Pathology Interest Group:

Front and back of the Pathology Interest Group t-shirt