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News Byte: NYITCOM Student Receives Distinguished Honor

July 27, 2022

Pictured from left: Nicole Wadsworth, D.O., dean of NYITCOM, presents Student Doctor Logan Meurer with a certificate from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in recognition of Meurer receiving a Distinguished Medical Student Award.

Logan Meurer, a third-year medical student at NYITCOM-Arkansas, 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., associate professor 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.”