We will discuss the challenges seen when there are shortages of pathologists and/or increases in the workload and will give personal experiences with this from private practice (Dr. Foster) and industry (Dr. Rothrock) perspectives. Some techniques and strategies will be offered/discussed to prevent and limit the deleterious effects of increased workload. There will be some discussion of physician burnout as well.
- Discuss reasons for an increased workload.
- Learn strategies to compensate for an increased workload.
- Recognize the effects of being overworked.
- Learn some ways to mitigate the effects of increases in work and/or changes to staff.
Weston H Rothrock MD, FCAP, Associate Medical Director
Angie Foster MD, FCAP