In his journey to become a pathologist, Sai Kumar, MD, discovered why pathologists are called the “doctor of doctors.” “Pathologists are the physicians who primarily guide every treating doctor!” he says.
Dr. Kumar, who lives in Telangana, India, was the first place winner for the ASCP Stories from the Heart Contest, in which he wrote about his journey in medical school. He received a total of 4,927 votes! As the contest winner, he will receive a complimentary three-day registration to ASCP 2018 Annual Meeting, October 3-5 in Baltimore, a one night hotel stay; a $150 gift card to a local Baltimore restaurant; and a $15 American Express gift card.
“In my second year of residency, after seeing legendary professors in pathology, it was crystal clear to me that there are no masters in this subject of pathology, but only lifelong learners,” wrote Dr. Kumar, who studied at Osmania Medical College, in India. “The more I ventured, the more I discovered that scientific innovations and research are at the heart of pathology, and I started moving toward this exciting arena.”
Dr. Kumar said he participated in the Stories from the Heart contest in hopes of attending the ASCP Annual Meeting. “My eyes were full of tears of joy when I had received a congratulatory mail from ASCP. I thank ASCP from the bottom of my heart in helping me to realize my dream of being a part of the international pathologists’ forum to enjoy an enriching academic experience.”
To read Dr. Kumar’s Stories from the Heart essay, click here.
For the list of other Stories from the Heart winners, click here.