THE PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATOR SECTION (PDAS) FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM provides an opportunity for emerging and new pathology administrators (Associate PDAS members) to attend the PDAS Program at the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) 2021 Annual Meeting at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, with funding that covers the PDAS meeting registration. *A commitment from the department to provide related travel costs for the recipient is required. 

HISTORY: In 2019, senior PDAS members recognized that pathology departments would be undergoing transitions in departmental administrators due to an upcoming generational retirement of current PDAS members. In identifying this need for emerging pathology department administrators to remain an important force in academic pathology administration, an “Associate” member category in the PDAS Section was established to include an avenue for non-lead department administrators to gain insight and mentoring from the network of PDAS members, especially via listserv discussions and by attending the PDAS Program at the APC Annual Meeting. The PDAS Fellowship Program was then initially conceptualized and supported as part of a Society of ’67 fundraising challenge by an anonymous donor in 2019. The launch of the program in 2021 was accelerated by a generous donation in 2020 from PDM, a Coronis Health Company.


  • receive an immersive experience on topics for managing the departmental missions of academic pathology practice, medical education, and research;
  • learn about models and strategies in administrative operations for pathology and laboratory medicine stakeholders; and
  • interact with our community of academic pathology administrators bringing a network of professional support and resources.
  • attend the PDAS Program at the APC 2021 Annual Meeting;
  • participate in designated PDAS Fellow activities, starting on Sunday, July 25, 2021;
  • attend the Award Dinner Program on Tuesday, July 27, 2021;
  • be recognized as a Society of '67 PDAS Fellow throughout the program (in person, print, and photos);
  • provide a post-conference brief report of their experiences; and
  • comply with the APC Code of Conduct throughout the meeting. 
VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION AT: www.apcprods.org/pdas-fellowship-program