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The Transition to Practice

An Early Career Panel Discussion

Presented by the WSMA's Resident & Fellow Section

You're invited! Join us for an educational experience, in addition to networking and socializing. Dinner and drinks provided by Buca di Beppo Italian restaurant.

This event is FREE and open to all training levels and all physicians.

Join us for a panel discussion about the challenges and joys of transitioning from training into practice.

Are you wondering:

  • How to approach contract negotiations?
  • How to start the job search?
  • What early career attendings wish they'd known? What can you do now to prepare?

We'll cover all of these issues and more!

We have a diverse group of panelists who will be speaking and taking questions from participants. You'll have the opportunity to meet:


Bridget Bush, MD is an anesthesiologist at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. She graduated in 2006, starting her internship with the US Navy, followed by flight school with the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute. She worked as a flight surgeon, deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq. She completed her anesthesiology residency at Virginia Medical Center and has been an attending anesthesiologist at Providence since 2014.

Bridget Bush, MD

Alex Hamling, MD is a pediatrician with Pacific Medical Centers at their Bothell campus. He serves as PacMed's Culture of Disclosure Physician Champion for process resolution for unexpected medical outcomes during care. He is also active in quality improvement projects focused on pediatric care, including vaccination safety and screening for pediatric obesity and its related diseases.

Alex Hamling, MD

Ray Hsiao, MD is a child psychiatrist and addiction specialist at Seattle Children's, where he also serves at the co-director of the adolescent substance abuse program. In addition to his responsibilities at Children's, he serves as an associate professor and director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is also a past president of the WSMA.

Ray Hsiao, MD

Catherine Yee, MD is an interventional pain physiatrist at Western WA Medical Group Orthopedic Sports, Spine and Hand Center in Everett. Her primary training and clinical focus are in managing chronic pain with minimally invasive procedures. She encourages people to take charge of their health care through improved health literacy as a medical advisor to WXXI's "Second Opinion" television program.

Catherine Yee, MD

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