Entering Private Practice: What Every Pathology Resident Should Know about Productivity, Management, and Career Development

| March 7, 2011

How to master the secrets of success for finding your first job

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Karim E. Sirgi, MD, President, UniPath PC

Justin M. Clark (Moderator), Director of Operations, THE DARK REPORT

LIVE Webinar – Register Now

Spring is approaching and as a pathology fellow or fourth-year resident, you’re getting serious about your job search. The stakes are high for young pathologists because both you and the hiring practices want to make the “perfect match.” Do your homework now and learn how to recognize a successful private pathology practice from a struggling one-and this PREP webinar can help!

Pathology Residents Education Program (PREP) provides business education and job-search savvy to third- and fourth-year residents. This session is the latest in a series of events designed especially for pathology residents and fellows.

Take advantage of this opportunity to go inside one of the nation’s fastest-growing multi-specialty, multi-site private pathology groups and learn the secrets of its clinical and financial success. This is essential knowledge you can use to jump-start your job search and position yourself as a smart hire for the nation’s most prominent pathology practices.

Your guide on this “virtual tour” is Karim Sirgi, M.D., President of UniPath, P.C. We’ve asked him to take you behind the scenes of his dynamic anatomic pathology laboratory. It’s a unique opportunity to have one of pathology’s keen business and management minds introduce you to the rhythms and clinical routines of a top-flight practice.

You’ll gain valuable insights into how this professional corporation of 25 pathologists and subspecialist pathologists is organized and managed. Find out what it takes to deliver a full menu of pathology services to local community hospitals and office-based physicians in the region, even as UniPath is building a national referral business in selected pathology subspecialties.

Dr. Sirgi will take you through the essentials of daily and weekly staffing. You’ll master the basics of how to efficiently schedule 25 pathologists at multiple sites, each characterized by distinct competencies and competitive priorities. You’ll learn about specific management techniques that the group uses to protect the time, income, and lifestyle parameters for all the pathologists in the group.

These fundamental management and clinical practice strategies have a practical benefit for you. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll recognize good employment opportunities as you interview. More important, you’ll be able to spot struggling or dysfunctional pathology groups more easily, saving you years of heartache and disappointment working for the wrong pathology group practice.

But there’s more! During this special PREP webinar, Dr. Sirgi will also give you information about which subspecialties are in highest demand and will help you better understand what a private pathology group expects from a new pathologist just leaving residency or fellowship.

The content for this PREP webinar was designed with input from several pathology residence program directors to give you an insider’s understanding of the business, management, and clinical practice issues that make up the daily routine of an anatomic pathologist. Best of all, it prepares you to put your best foot forward in the job interviews that lie ahead.

Ask your Chief Resident or Residency Program Director to register your residency program for this information-packed 75-minute webinar, “Entering Private Practice: What Every Pathology Resident Should Know about Productivity, Management, and Career Development,” on Thursday, March 10, 2011. It’s critical knowledge for any pathology resident or fellow just launching a search for the perfect pathology job.

And don’t forget the question-and-answer session at the end of this conference. It’s your opportunity to get answers to specific questions about the challenges and opportunities of working for a multi-specialty, multi-site private pathology practice. Register today to ensure your participation in this very special event.


DATE: Thursday, March 10, 2011

: 3 p.m. EST; 2 p.m. CST; 1 p.m. MST; 12 Noon PST

PLACE: Your computer or your residency program’s conference room

COST: $249 per dial-in site (unlimited attendance per site) *Add 30 days of post-conference online access to the recording of this event for $75

TO REGISTER: Click here or call Suzanne Galloway toll-free at 1-800-560-6363

For one low price—just $249—you and your entire team can take part in this fast-paced, insightful webinar. Best of all, you’ll be able to connect personally with either of the panelists when we open up the phone lines for live Q&A


Here’s just some of what you’ll learn during this in-depth 75-minute webinar:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of working in a multi-specialty, multi-site private pathology group.
  • How business and management drivers in a private pathology group practice shape your work routine and compensation.
  • Standard models of pathologist productivity and compensation in private pathology groups.
  • Easy ways to determine the culture of a group and whether it’s a good fit for you.
  • How new technologies, including digital pathology, histology automation, and molecular/genetic tests, can propel your career forward.
  • How to recognize the signs of a thriving, successful private pathology group.
  • How to avoid private pathology groups that are struggling or unhappy places to work.
  • Three ways to identify the long-term stability of a group.
  • How community-based pathologists work and why it’s different from your academic pathology experience.
  • How to talk intelligently in job interviews about the benefits of working in this kind of setting.

…and much more!

Individuals who benefit from this webinar:

  • Pathology chief residents, residents and fellows
  • Academic pathology chairs
  • Residency program directors
  • Pathology department administrators
  • Undergraduate and graduate medical educators
  • Pathology and laboratory professionals

How to Register:

1. Online
2. Call toll free: 800-560-6363

Your webinar registration includes:

  • A site license to attend the conference (invite as many people as you can fit around your speakerphone at no extra charge)
  • A downloadable PowerPoint presentations from our speaker
  • A full transcript emailed to you soon after the conference
  • The opportunity to connect directly with the speaker during the audience Q&A session

Register Now! Or for more information, call us toll-free at 800-560-6363.

Distinguished Expert:

Karim E. Sirgi, M.D. is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with subspecialty board certification in cytopathology. He is President of Unipath PC as well as a member of the joint strategy board of Unipath PC-American Pathology Partners LLC. Dr. Sirgi is also Medical Director of laboratories at The Urology Center of Colorado and of the Colorado Center for Laboratory Medical Science, past-president of the medical staff at Presbyterian/Saint Luke’s Medical Center, and past-chair of the HealthOne Presidents Council. He is a diplomate of the Saint Joseph University School of Medicine in Lebanon. Dr. Sirgi completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Booth Memorial Medical Center, a fellowship in surgical pathology at Barnes Hospital, Washington University Medical Center and an additional subspecialty fellowship in general and interventional cytopathology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Sirgi was on the faculty at both institutions after completion of each fellowship. He was chairman of the pathology department at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center from 1997-2003 and president of the Colorado Society of Clinical Pathologists in 2003/2004. He is also a former member of the College of American Pathologists Cytopathology Resource Committee and the Gynecology Oncology Group pathology review committee

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