William W. Bivin, MD, enthusiastically seeks to recruit pathology residents at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, to become involved with ASCP.
He meets with medical students from Temple University, Drexel University, and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) who perform rotations at his hospital, teaching and advising those who are interested in pathology how to succeed as a resident. He also introduces them to ASCP and encourages them to become members.
Dr. Bivin created and leads a surgical pathology resident review session and is part of the pathology residency candidate selection committee in which he interviews, evaluates, and ranks applicants for the pathology residency program at his hospital.
In July, he began serving as Chief Pathology Resident at Allegheny General Hospital and now participates on the health system’s leadership team, giving didactic lectures in anatomic and clinical pathology to residents. His outreach efforts have paid off handsomely. Dr. Bivin has recruited two new members to ASCP, recruited someone from his program to serve as a resident representative, presented lectures about what he has learned at ASCP annual meetings to residents, and talks about how they can get involved.