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New-in-Practice Pathologists

What’s New With New-in-Practice

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

In this CAPCast interview, Dr. Buu Duong discusses what new-in-practice pathologists need to know about signing out cases on their own.

Transition to Work

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Professional Development

  • CV, CME, and Certifications - Keeping Up with the Extras

    Stay up-to-date on your curriculum vitae (CV), upcoming CME requirements, personal records, and licensure status. As a new-in-practice pathologist, this may be a new routine you need to establish. Here are some tips on how to keep up with the extras.

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Personal 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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