ACMS Kicks Off the “Navigating Your Career in Medicine” Series


In our first session of “Navigating Your Career in Medicine”, early career physicians and ACMS board members heard from society president, Dr. Peter Ellis. Dr. Ellis is a renowned Pittsburgh physician who spent over 30 years working as an Oncologist and Chief Medical Officer for UPMC. From the clinical side, Dr. Ellis shared his best practices for having difficult conversations with patients. From body language to eye contact, all the way through to having empathy and compassion, attendees walked away from this session with a few useful tools to help develop their own style of delivering information to patients.

Christopher Pfanstiel of Axias Wealth Management speaks to attendees about student loan strategies.

Axias Wealth Advisors, a Pittsburgh-based firm specialized in guiding physicians through their unique financial challenges, was also present. Their deep understanding of loan forgiveness, loan refinance, contract negotiation, tax-sensitive investing, college, and retirement-specific investing and more allow them to help physicians prepare for a confident and significant financial future. Axias Wealth Management Advisor and Founder, Christopher J. Pfanstiel, AIF, CLU, ChFC, RICP®, CFP®, and Axias Wealth Advisor, Benjamin Lacomis, presented a case study with enhanced strategies regarding loan back up finds, recent legislation, and retirement planning.

We hope to see you at our next event in our “Navigating Your Career in Medicine” series on October 12, 2022, at the Duquesne Club. Axias Wealth Advisors will return to discuss –

  • Building a Financial Plan Mindful of Student Loans
  • Understanding Student Loans – All Strategies
  • Student Loans in Private Practices
  • Mortgages for Physicians
  • Credit Score and Credit Management
  • Tax Efficient Investing
  • Risk Management
Join us on October 12th at the Duquesne Club

Registration is open now and is free to all ACMS/PAMED Members and Residents. If you’re not a member, you can go to and click JOIN NOW! Residents and Fellows receive free PAMED & ACMS Membership for the length of their training. Non-Members & Guests are welcome to attend this event for a nominal fee. Questions? Contact Eileen Taylor [email protected].