NYITCOM’s Meurer Receives College of American Pathologists Distinguished Medical Student Award

JONESBORO, AR – Logan Meurer, a third-year medical student at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University (NYITCOM at A-State), has been honored with a Distinguished Medical Student Award from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).  

Each year, CAP honors a small number of medical students in recognition of their outstanding achievement, great aptitude, or great interest in pathology. According to the organization, the award “intentionally elevates the specialty of pathology by leveraging pathologist involvement in medical students’ training through interactions with them prior to and during the selection process.” 

Meurer, who hails from Lake City, Ark. and earned his undergraduate degree from Arkansas State University, was one of 23 medical students from across the nation who received the award this year. Meurer is currently participating in NYITCOM’s Academic Scholars program, which allows students to step away from clinical rotations to spend a year teaching and performing research while earning a Master of Academic Medicine degree. He plans to pursue a career in pathology upon completion of medical school. 

Meurer was nominated for the CAP Distinguished Medical Student Award by Maria Plummer, M.D., an associate professor in NYITCOM’s Department of Clinical Specialties and a board-certified pathologist. As part of the recognition, Meurer was presented with a certificate and a $250 monetary award.  

“In the 14 years that I have been at NYITCOM, we have had a number of students match into pathology residencies, but there have been few that have shown an interest in the field to the degree that Student Doctor Meurer has,” said Plummer, who is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists. “He is an impressive young man and I really appreciate his passion for pathology. Logan is very deserving of this recognition and I’m thrilled to see him receive it.”

Press Release – NYITCOM

Featured photo – Nicole Wadsworth, D.O., dean of New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, presents Student Doctor Logan Meurer of Lake City with a certificate from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in recognition of Meurer receiving a Distinguished Medical Student Award.



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