College of American Pathologists

New in Practice Committee


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Reports to: Council on Membership and Professional Development

Charge: To identify, understand, and address the needs, issues, wants and challenges of newly practicing pathologists (in practice for 0-5 years). To develop benefits/services to facilitate the advancement of the specialty and secure pathologists’ role as the center of the patient healthcare team. To support pathologists in the first years of practice in recognizing and claiming their leadership role in driving the advancement of the specialty.

Time Commitment Committee Member Biographies

Learn what motivated the committee members to become engaged with the College and what they hope to achieve for new–in–practice pathologists.

Time Commitment Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 3
Length of each meeting: 1.5 days
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday and Sunday

Location of meetings: Various locations throughout the country, usually within 30 miles of the airport. At least one meeting each year is in Chicago.

Number of conference calls: To be determined. Conference calls are scheduled on an ‘as needed’ basis (typically twice each year).

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
Member: 24-40 hours per year
Chair: 60-80 hours per year
Vice Chair: 50-60 hours per year

Additional travel or time commitments:

  • Member: 5 hours when involved in special projects
  • Chair: 3 Council meeting and one Council phone conference per year

Activities of Committee Activities of Committee

  • My MOC—online maintenance of certification resource
  • New in Practice Career Navigation Series
  • Webinar and resource development
  • Reaching out to new in practice colleagues via member-to-member emails and phone calls

Expertise or Experience Required Expertise or Experience Required

  • Prefer that members are new in practice (0-5 years in practice)
  • Prefer to have members from a variety of practice sizes and settings (e.g. academia, private – hospital employee or practice group; small, medium or large size settings; pathologists working in an accountable care organization; pathologists in fellowships
  • Willingness to discuss and share challenges and issues new in practice pathologists face
  • Desire to help new in practice pathologists during this crucial time in their careers

bullet Benefits to membership on this committee

  • Experience gained and new information acquired will benefit members personally in their first years of practice
  • Increased knowledge of current and emerging trends/challenges in pathology practice

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