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Career Resources for New-in-Practice Pathologists

The New in Practice Committee (NIPC) developed the following resources to aid pathologists who are transitioning from residency to the workforce. This section includes articles written by NIPC members drawn from their firsthand experiences as new-in-practice pathologists, resources to help you with your transition from residency to fellowship, and resources to help you establish your career base once you’ve made it through the transition.

Advice from the NIPC Members

The following articles were developed by members of the NIPC, fellow new-in-practice pathologists who are intimately familiar with the challenges faced by someone in your position.

Transition to Work

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Professional Development

  • Set Up for Success: Workspace Décor and Organization

    Your office not only reflects and says something about who you are; it also reflects your group and your profession. CAP members Dr. Roseann Wu and Dr. Eric Glassy want you to think about what message you would like to convey whenever someone steps into your work space and provide suggestions to help get your office to that desired state.

  • How a Fresh Take on Patient Safety Can Empower Pathologists

    Learn how the CAP's Patient Safety Self-Assessment course and its resources delivered a shift in perspective for CAP member Felicia D. Allard, MD, FCAP.

  • The Dotted Line: 5 Tips for Navigating the Laboratory Management Structure

    For pathologists to be effective in dotted-line leadership roles, they need to positively influence the work practices within the laboratory. The pathologist must be viewed as an approachable, knowledgeable, and helpful advocate for quality testing and employee and patient safety. 

  • Finding Your Work-Life Balance

    Dr. Juanita Evans explains how taking stock of your priorities and your routine can reduce the stress and pressure that come with feeling unfocused.

  • Interviewer Skills for the New-in-Practice Pathologist

    New-in-practice pathologists need to know how to interview just as much to be interviewed. Dr. Roseann Wu give tips on how pathologists need to prepare to conduct a solid interview.

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Personal Development

  • Parenting Hacks for the New-in-Practice Pathologist

    Being a parent is hard work. Find out how one of our new-in-practice member's leverages a pathologist's favorable work-life balance to navigate the curves of parenthood. 

  • Finding Your Work-Life Balance

    Dr. Juanita Evans explains how taking stock of your priorities and your routine can reduce the stress and pressure that come with feeling unfocused.

  • Building Relationships as a Millennial Pathologist

    This New-in-Practice Committee article focuses on how millennial pathologists need to establish and cultivate professional relationships while being mindful of how some millennial traits may need to me tempered. 

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Leadership

  • New to Leadership

    Dr. Juanita Evans reveals three things early career pathologists can do as they transition into a leadership role.

  • The Dotted Line: 5 Tips for Navigating the Laboratory Management Structure

    For pathologists to be effective in dotted-line leadership roles, they need to positively influence the work practices within the laboratory. The pathologist must be viewed as an approachable, knowledgeable, and helpful advocate for quality testing and employee and patient safety. 

  • Supervising and Teaching Pathology Residents

    CAP member Dr. Lauren King shares four key things new-in-practice pathologists can use when supervising and teaching pathology residents.

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Please direct questions or comments to:

Crystal Wells
cwells@cap.org