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Building a Successful Practice – Chicago, IL

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - October 1 @ 11:30 am

National Course

The Foundation for Physician Advancement (FPA) courses focus on building critical knowledge and leadership skills for young surgeons to advocate for themselves and their patients.

This two day program will discuss preparing for, and building, a practice in today’s healthcare setting and incorporates short panels, small table discussion groups, and skills labs. This is a non-CME program.


  • Michael Ast, MD, FAAOS – Industry Liaison
  • Antonia Chen, MD, MBA, FAOA, FAAOS – Program Chair
  • Brian Culp, MD, FAAOS – Attendee Outreach
  • Carl Herndon, MD
  • Elizabeth Lieberman, MD
  • Frank Phillips, MD, FAAOS
  • Marney Reid – Executive Director, Content & Innovation Chair
  • Maryrose Roberts
  • Augustus (AJ) Rush III, MD – Attendee Outreach
  • Linda Suleiman, MD, FAAOS – Attendee Outreach
  • Leigh-Ann Tu, MD

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  • Finding and Interviewing for Your Ideal Job
  • Interview Practice: Speed Rounds
  • Introduction to Employment Contracts
  • How You Get Paid: Compensation Models and Considerations
  • Building Your Practice – How to Get Busy
  • When and How to Ask for Equipment/Products
  • Partnering With Industry
  • ASC Clinical and Financial Considerations
  • Operations 101: Understanding the P&L Statement
  • Value-Based Care and Advocacy
  • Private Equity and Super Groups
  • Investment 101: Knowing Your Options
  • Meet The FPA Sponsors


    September 29 @ 6:00 pm
    October 1 @ 11:30 am