So You Want to Get a Job

  • Diana Weedman Molavi


Congratulations! You’ve survived residency and you are looking for a job. If you want to stay in academia, you probably have a pretty good idea of what your job will look like, and you have lots of mentors you can talk to about life in an academic hospital. But what if you are considering private practice? Private practice jobs may entail anything from subspecialty sign-out at a large reference lab to a one-person show at a tiny community hospital. Your best source of information will be other pathologists; social media makes this networking really easy now. Pathology is a small field, so you probably know someone who knows someone who can introduce you to just about any practice in the country. Keep in touch with former graduates, and find out what they learned from their job searches. This chapter reviews some principles of private practice arrangements and suggests relevant information to collect on interviews.


Medicare Part A Part B Billing Interview Private practice 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diana Weedman Molavi
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  1. 1.Department of PathologySinai Hospital of Baltimore PathologyBaltimoreUSA

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