Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare


Register for CIR's Post Residency Life Workshop in Boston, MA on January 29, 2011

CIR is pleased to invite you to attend our second Post Residency Life Workshop to assist you in planning for your career and future.  The workshop will feature presentations from experts in financial planning, asset protection and employment contracts. There will be ample time for Q&A. This presentation is exclusively provided by CIR, tailored to the unique needs and concerns of House Officers. While the focus will be primarily on senior residents and fellows, all CIR Members are invited to attend.

CIR Post Residency Life Workshop
Saturday, January 29
Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor
Boston University Medical School Building
80 East Concord Street, Boston, MA


9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Registration/Breakfast

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.    Presentations:

  Financial Planning: Beth Gamel, Pillar Financial Advisors
  Asset Protection: Melissa Langa, Esq., Bove & Langa
  Employment Contracts: Indira Talwani, Esq., Segal Roitman

Continental breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Here are some of the things attendees had to say about prior CIR Post Residency Life Workshops:

“Overall excellent workshop!  All final year graduates should be exposed to this presentation.”

“We don’t hear enough about (these topics) during training.”

“Great lecture!”   “Very valuable information and well delivered.”  “Excellent!  Thank you!”

The Workshop is free but registration is required. Please register online by Monday, January 24.   If you have any questions please contact CIR Area Director Kim Wong at or 617-414-5301.     


Guest Speakers

Beth Gamel, CPA/PFS
Executive Vice President
Pillar Financial Advisors

Beth has been a financial planner for 25 years and is co-founder of Pillar Financial Advisors.  She specializes in helping individuals evaluate, coordinate and implement investment, estate, income tax and charitable giving strategies.  She will explain what a financial plan is and why it is important to get an early start on your plan. Beth will also talk about how residents can balance the competing goals of managing education loan debt and planning for retirement and providing financial protection for you and your family in the event of a disability or death.   

For seven consecutive years Worth Magazine has named Beth as one of the “best financial advisers” in the country.  Accounting Today has twice listed Beth as one of its “Names to Know in Financial Planning.” From 1996 to 2001 she wrote “Money Makeovers” for The Boston Globe, which described her as one of “New England’s leading financial planners.”

Melissa Langa, Esq.
Bove & Langa, P.C.

Melissa’s practice focuses on guiding individuals, families, businesses, and charitable organizations in designing and implementing customized tax-efficient structures to meet their particular estate planning, business, and charitable needs.  She will discuss the importance of asset protection through estate planning, particularly relevant for physicians to do before they are hit with a significant malpractice lawsuit.  She will explain some basic strategies for achieving your asset protection goals.   

Prior to Bove & Langa, Melissa’s legal experience included advocating for civil rights on behalf of the United States in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court - specifically protecting the employment rights of minorities, women, the disabled, and the aged. 

Indira Talwani, Esq.
Segal Roitman, LLP

Indira represents individuals and unions in negotiations, arbitrations and other forums, and has extensive experience representing faculty and staff of academic institutions in both Massachusetts and California. She specializes in federal and state court litigation, including class actions, traditional and cutting edge claims under labor laws, civil rights laws, unfair business practice laws, and the First Amendment.   Indira will explain the important elements of an employment agreement and provide negotiating tips for residents encountering their first employment contract offer.