LUGPA Resident Newsletter - March 2020 
Integrated Practices | Comprehensive Care

Preparing for Your First Position as a Urologist   

Preparing for your first position as a full-fledged urologist can be nerve wracking.  The end of your residency is just as busy as your first year – who has the time to prepare your CV, look for positions and interview?  Of course, charting your future as a practicing urologist is just as important as choosing your specialty and residency program.

Preparing your CV

One of the first steps in your job search is to write your curriculum vitae (CV). Prior to writing your CV, think about how your knowledge, skills, and attributes align with your potential opportunities.  Your CV must be created with a specific goal in mind so you are able to clearly identify how you are a match for a position.

To save you time, we’ve curated some of our favorite resources to help you on your way.  Here are LUGPA’s top three CV resources from the web:



LUGPA Reschedules Rising Chief Resident Summit


Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, LUGPA has decided to reschedule its Miami Beach Regional Meeting and  Rising Chief Resident Summit. The new dates are July 10-11, 2020 in the same hotel: Eden Roc | Nobu Hotel Miami Beach.

If you are already registered for the Miami Beach meetings, and booked your hotel room at the Eden Roc, your registration and hotel reservation will be transferred to the new dates automatically.  

What is the Resident Summit? 

LUGPA’s Rising Chief Resident Summit is an essential professional education and networking opportunity for physicians approaching their final year of residency.

LUGPA introduced the Rising Chief Resident Summit in June 2019, a full-day program dedicated to supporting PGY4 and 5 urology residents during their transition to full-time practice. The Rising Chief Resident Summit covers crucial topics from vetting employment contracts to interviewing best practices. Plus, the event offers residents an opportunity to personally engage with key urology leaders from some of the largest independent urology practices in the country.

  • Registration is FREE.
  • Attend a private practice job fair.
  • Attendees receive a travel stipend.
  • Network with future colleagues and key leaders in urology from across the USA.

Ready to meet prospective employers?

If you are attending LUGPA’s Rising Chief Resident Meeting in Miami this year, many LUGPA groups will be there to meet with you and talk about opportunities at their practices. Take a look at the practices that will be in attendance.*

Advanced Urology Institute
Atlantic Urology Clinics
Carolina Urology Partners PLLC
Center for Urologic Care of Berks County
Central Ohio Urology Group
Florida Urology Partners, LLP
Georgia Urology
Greater Boston Urology
Kansas City Urology Care
Lancaster Urology
Minnesota Urology
Rio Grande Urology, P.A.
The Conrad Pearson Clinic, P.C.
United Urology 
Urological Associates of Savannah
Urology Associates, PC
Urology of Central Pennsylvania, Inc.
Urology of Virginia

* list subject to change 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain direct access to discuss career prospects with the best audience LUGPA can offer. Read more and register today.


LUGPA Postpones In-Person Events due to Coronavirus

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, LUGPA will postpone all in-person events through April. These postponements include the Bladder Cancer Academy in Atlanta, the April Regional Meeting and the April DC Fly-Ins. For full details, click here.   


Resident Clinical Innovation Award

      This award is facilitated by
the LUGPA Forward Committee.

LUGPA Forward, a special interest group of young physicians at LUGPA, invites you to participate in its newest resident initiative - the Resident Clinical Innovation Award.

Launched in March of 2020, the Resident Clinical Innovation Award was developed to recognize and celebrate the innovative clinical work of urology residents that promotes and has the potential to enhance quality clinical outcomes. Suggested topics include:

  • New or innovative technology or devices
  • Process and/or operational improvements using innovative approaches
  • Implementation of effective approaches to diagnose, treat or prevent disease using innovative techniques
  • Transformative programs or projects in care delivery and health promotion

The award winner will receive a cash prize of $1000, travel support to attend the LUGPA Annual Meeting November 5-7, 2020 in Chicago and a plaque which will be presented on the main stage at the Annual Meeting.

To learn more about the Resident Clinical Innovation Award, please visit the LUGPA website here Entries are due July 15.  

Questions? Please email Rachel at [email protected] or call (312) 794.7788.


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See Who is Hiring in LUGPA's Career Center


LUGPA's Career Center website is a place where urology residents can post their resumes, apply for jobs and get job alerts.

The site also features: 

Career Coaching - Coming from a variety of professional backgrounds, LUGPA's Career Center offers certified coaches that have the experience, training, and expertise needed to help you achieve your career goals.

Resume Writing - LUGPA's Career Center offers experts who are ready to critique your existing resume or help you craft a document that gets you noticed.

Reference Checking - Get your references checked, confidentially and professionally so you can be confident your past employers are helping, not hurting, your candidacy.

Visit the Career Center now:


LUGPA Media Monitor provides a curated view of relevant news from recent headlines. Our editors provide pithy comments to provide context, clarification or even points of contention to what is being popularly reported.

Hospital Monopolies are Making us Poorer and Sicker  

Hospital consolidation in America has been contributing to higher costs, and a new report says it’s also likely a major cause of an overall decline in health care quality. For years, we’ve seen the evidence that hospital mergers generally contribute to rising health care costs in America. That’s despite hospitals arguing otherwise. But now, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine rubs salt in the wound by showing how hospital mergers aren’t improving health care quality and often make it worse. 

Editorial notes from LUGPA leaders: A good quick read that paints a picture LUGPA likes to show. Pleasantly surprised it’s coming from CNBC. - Eric Seaman, MD

Well La-di-freak’in-da…I guess pink elephants can’t fly after all. - Dave Carpenter    

Effort to Reform Stark Law Reflects Shift to Value-Based Care  

One of the most significant regulatory measures in 2019 was the proposed rule from the CMS that would fundamentally alter the way in which the physician self-referral law, or “Stark law,” has traditionally been applied. In an effort to strengthen the voice of urology and present a united voice, three national urology societies—AACU, AUA, and LUGPA—coordinated their comments to CMS, echoing support for most of the provisions in the rule while also incorporating feedback specific to each group’s advocacy goals.

You Wouldn't Buy a Car Without Knowing the Price: So Why Are Health Care Prices Hidden?  

In this op-ed, CMS Administrator Seema Verma writes: “By January 2021, under the recently finalized hospital price transparency rule, hospitals will be required to post the negotiated rates insurers actually pay for services and the cash price the hospital is willing to accept directly from a patient. To further help consumers, hospitals will be required to share price information on the internet for common shoppable services, including more complex bundled services like joint replacements. All of this information will be posted in a common format that makes it easier for consumers to compare prices across hospitals.” 

Editorial notes from LUGPA leaders: Transparency of healthcare prices is beneficial to private practice urology. The informed healthcare consumer is more likely to choose the lower cost, high quality option of private practice. - Lawrence Gervasi, MD


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