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Starting a New Pathology Job: Do This, Not That During Your First Year

You are trained and ready to focus on your mission as a pathologist: to provide accurate and timely diagnosis for your patients. But now comes one of your greatest challenges: transitioning from trainee to new-in-practice pathologist. Join this Twitter chat to discuss how to navigate the complexities of that first year on the job—from nailing bread-and-butter diagnostics to making a good first impression that will set you up for success throughout your career.

#capchat Leaders

  • Host: Dr. Ziad El-Zaatari, Member, Digital Content Committee (DCC), tweeting from CAP Twitter handle (@Pathologists)
  • Guests: Dr. Nicole Riddle (@NRiddleMD); Dr. Josh Hanson (@JHansonPathMD)

Discussion Questions

  1. How can I prepare before starting work?
  2. What should I be prepared to do on first day?
  3. As a new in practice pathologist, how can I best prove myself to my new colleagues?
  4. I’m a resident/fellow--what can I do in training to prepare myself for practice?
  5. How can I find supportive colleagues?
  6. How can I find the right setting for my interests and strongest skill sets?

 Pre-Chat Reading Material

Past Chat Information and Transcripts

Twitter Chat

Date: Monday, May 13, 2019

Time: 6 PM – 7 PM ET

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