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.
- Dealing with Difficult Personalities of Colleagues; Robert Breckenridge, MD, MBA, FCAP
- Working Hard for the Money: The Importance of Salary Negotiation; Nicole Riddle, MD, FCAP
- CAP Annual Meeting Offers Unique Opportunities for the New-in-Practice; Lauren King, MD, FCAP
- Setting the New-in-Practice Pathologist Up For Success: A Primer for the First Year on the Job; Joshua Anspach Hanson, MD, FCAP
- Dual Membership in the CAP and AMA Broadens Our Influence; Nicole Riddle, MD, FCAP
- CAP Membership for the Academic Pathologist; Roseann I Wu, MD, MPH, FCAP
- Situations Encountered by the Female Pathologist; Juanita Evans, MD, FCAP
- Getting Your Financial Health in Order; Anne M. Mills, MD, FCAP
- Got $1 or 1 Minute? The Case for Engaging Every (New-in-Practice) Pathologist; Roseann I. Wu, MD, MPH, FCAP
- Being the New-in-Practice Kid on the Hospital Block; Lauren King, MD, FCAP
- Changing Jobs: Finding the Right Fit; Nicole Riddle, MD, FCAP
- Building Relationships with Your Clinician Colleagues; New in Practice Committee
- Cautionary Tales of the New in Practice; guest contributor Geoffrey A. Talmon, MD, FCAP, and the New in Practice Committee
- Mistakes Happen—How to Recover and Move On; New in Practice Committee
- Building Relationships as a Millennial Pathologist; New in Practice Committee
- How I Found My First Pathology Job; Angie Foster, MD, FCAP
- Addressing the Admin-Related Work My New Colleagues Assumed I Would Know; Steven C. Cordero, MD, FCAP
- Helpful Hints for New-in-Practice Pathologists; Stanley J. Robboy, MD, FCAP
- What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do When Starting Your New Pathology Job; Nicole Riddle, MD, FCAP
- You've Signed Your Contract as a New-in-Practice-Pathologist: Now What?; Richard Owings, MD, FCAP
Transition to Work
The transition from residency to full-time employment can feel like a sink-or-swim moment for many pathologists. Learn how to improve your communication skills, confidence, and work-life balance as you work through this critical epoch in your career.
Establishing Your Career Base
These resources address the time after you’ve made the transition to the workforce and are looking for ways to establish a viable and thriving career. During this period, you are refining your skills, growing your reputation, and widening your network, all while responding to, and advocating for, the ever-changing landscape of pathology.
- Login and CAP Membership Required.