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The CAP helps you rise to the challenge of demanding workflows while achieving work/life balance early in your career.

The first few years of a pathologist’s career can be particularly challenging. From landing that first position to getting accustomed to the demands of the workflow and integrating with a new team, the CAP has you covered with resources specifically designed to help you get off to a good start.

Some of the categories of resources we offer for a strong start on your journey include:

  • Leadership

    As you grow in your pathology journey, we can help you build the skills to lead a team, a department, or a laboratory.

  • Personal Development

    Inside your practice or out, we offer personal development resources that can help you thrive on the job and maintain a work/life balance.

  • Professional Development

    Keeping up with advances in the field can be challenging, especially early in your career. The CAP can help you focus on what you need to know now and down the road.

  • Transition to Work

    From finding the right first opportunity to navigating the day-to-day intricacies of practice life, we offer a wealth of tips and guidance built on the experience of our members.

Adjusting to the practice and managing my time outside of work were difficult at the beginning. When I first started practicing I gained a lot of insight on managing my new role from the CAP’s practice management resources and insights from other pathologist who had experienced similar challenges.

Juanita J. Evans, MD, FCAP - Ascension Providence Hospital-Southfield, MI

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The CAP offers a wide range of learning materials, events, and resources to continue developing your professional, personal, and leadership skills, along with networking opportunities to connect with peers.

Whether you want to work toward more of a leadership role or continue to refine your ability to deliver as a valued member of the team, the CAP has resources to support you.

Some of the resource categories we offer to help you grow your value as you refine your professional skills include:

  • Laboratory Medical Director Resources

    Step into and gain confidence as a medical director with an extensive library of resources that will support the pursuit of laboratory excellence.

  • Leadership

    Continue to develop and refine your leadership skills through training courses and volunteer opportunities.

  • People Management

    Strong people management skills are essential, not only for leadership roles, but for day-to-day laboratory interactions as well.

  • Practice Finance

    Managing the finances of a practice isn’t why you went into pathology, but it’s a vital part of making a practice successful.

  • Quality Management

    Building a strong quality culture requires a disciplined approach, and our resources can help you organize, document, and motivate your team.

  • Teamwork

    Practice and laboratory environments are complex and constantly changing. Building and strengthening teams is critical to being agile and adaptive, and we offer multiple ways to help.

As a medical director I need to communicate effectively to physicians and administration so they understand the value of the laboratory. Being involved in the Engaged Leadership Academy has been crucial to my development as a leader.

Kalisha A. Hill, MD, MBA, FCAP - AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital Kankakee, IL

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Or call our membership team at 800-323-4040 (Option 2).

For seasoned pathologists, membership in the CAP provides a wealth of opportunities to expand your career and give back to the pathology community.

Stay current with the latest advances in the field while you build your leadership skills and help shape the future of pathology through your contributions. The CAP is here to support your efforts, and we value your support in our ongoing advocacy efforts.

Some of the resource categories we offer to help you share your talents, broaden your influence, and increase your impact include:

  • Advocating with Confidence

    Speaking with hospital administration lawmakers or policy influencers may be intimidating at first, but we can help you develop the skills and confidence to promote your value at the highest levels.

  • Business Development and Marketing

    Building a successful practice requires skills beyond scientific and medical knowledge. Our resources help you grow your practice and promote your unique value.
  • Communications and Leadership Training

    As your role evolves throughout and beyond your practice, so do your needs for advanced communication and leadership skills.

  • Compliance and Risk Management

    Establish and maintain a laboratory compliance program and plan as you strengthen your skills to conduct risk assessments and develop risk management strategies.
  • Contract Negotiations and Fee Schedules

    Contracts and fee schedules are an integral part of managing your revenue cycle. We provide you with the tools and knowledge to guide the process for success.
  • Finance/Governance/Business Operation

    Dig deep into the operational facets of practice management with a range of resources designed to help you gain efficiency and effectiveness as a practice leader.

  • Laboratory Medical Director Resources

    Refine and expand your working knowledge with practical skills, tools, and techniques to ensure more effective and efficient laboratory operations and better patient care.

People opened doors for me and made connections that made my career happen. And that has made it the special, awesome career that is has been. Now I want to pay that back by paying it forward to the junior people.

Jerad M. Gardner, MD, FCAP - Geisinger Medical Center Danville, PA

Support Your Practice Journey and Your Profession Today

Or call our membership team at 800-323-4040 (Option 2).