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Why Work/Life Balance is a Challenge Worth Tackling to be a Better Pathologist

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New-in-Practice Pathologists: The CAP Is Here for You

Starting a new job is never easy. But starting a new job where critical healthcare decisions rely on the outcome of your work every day is another level entirely. The good news is you don’t have to go it alone.

The CAP has put together a wealth of resources with insights from our members to help pathologists who are transitioning from residency to the workforce.

From getting settled in at a new workplace to growing your personal and professional network and gaining valuable leadership skills, you’ll find practical guidance and insights from practicing pathologists who understand the challenges you face.

  • Diagnosing/Signing Out Cases

    Have confidence in your diagnosis and signing out cases with a solid foundation of skills, processes, and resources.

  • Engaging With the Pathology Community

    Develop personal connections that contribute to quality of care and your personal network.

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.

Featured CAPCast

Retirement may be years away, but it's never too early to start planning and saving. Abdul Abid, MD, a member of the New-in-Practice Committee talks with Brian Truscott, a certified financial planner and wealth management advisor who shared his tips on retirement plans, debt repayment, and investment considerations for early career pathologists.

Transition to Work

  • Pressing The Sign Out Button: Nine Tips to Help You Bridge from Courage to Confidence

    Becoming a new attending in pathology is a transition into practice unlike that of any other specialty. These nine tips are a pathology-tailored version of personal management skills. The tips begin with how to gather objective performance data, the best advice I have on templates and creating a signing-out routine, and ending with mindset work, specifically ideas around self-awareness.

  • You've Signed Your Contract as a New-in-Practice-Pathologist: Now What?

    Richard Owings, MD, FCAP, explains what to do before starting at your pathologist job, eg, obtaining licensing/credentialing, arranging housing, enrolling in insurance plans, etc.

  • 10 Tips for Finding a Job on a J-1 Visa

    Here are ten tips for navigating the job search while on a J-1 visa from someone who's been there.

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Professional Development

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  • 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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