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Personal Finance

Nov 12, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT


New-in-practice pathologists encounter a new set of financial challenges while transitioning to their first full-fledged attending position. Often, newly minted attendings are trying to pay-off old debts while looking forward to retirement accounts, buying their first home, and going on overdue trips with neglected loved ones. These often-postponed life goals are paired with a bevy of new professional responsibilities…It’s a juggling act. This roundtable seeks to identify these early financial hurdles, provide a basic mantra for prioritizing goals, and present tools for managing them.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify common financial challenges and issues for fellows and new attendings
  • Understand the common pathology practice structures and benefits of each
  • Discuss the importance of balancing debt, savings, and expectations
  • Define common saving vehicles and appropriate utilization
  • Review several situations commonly encountered and management approaches


Alan Brown, MD, FCAP
South Texas Pathology Associates
San Antonio, TX

Jaclyn Rudzinski, MD, FCAP
North Dallas Pathology Services
Dallas, TX