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Becoming Your Own Boss: Tips for Starting Your Own Surgical Practice

Terah Isaacson, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Presented by Terah Isaacson, MD, FACS, FASCRS

In this webinar, we review the steps you can take to start your own practice as an early-career option. I go over my own experience and talk about the lessons learned and how attainable this goal really is! I hope you come away motivated and encouraged that independent, private practice is still an option for young surgeons and a great way to combat the challenges of work/life balance and burnout.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the foundations of starting a practice including a business plan, finances, and practice niche development
  • Develop an understanding of the operational aspects of a private practice and resources to implement your practice plan
  • Be aware of pitfalls and the challenges of your first year by learning from others’ experiences

More about Terah Isaacson

Terah C. Isaacson, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a private practice physician in Houston, TX. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, and trained in surgery at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Following her residency program, Dr. Isaacson completed her fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery with the University of Texas Affiliated Hospital Program in Houston. After experiences in multispecialty and group practice, she started her own practice to obtain a more complete work/life balance and practice medicine the way she had envisioned it throughout training. She is involved in the independent medical community in Houston, promoting transparency in medicine while providing personalized care to patients.

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