Physician Job Search: Tips and Advice

5 Negotiation Tips for Physicians

You're done interviewing and have an offer on the table for a new physician job. Congratulations, but, your work isn't over. Physician contract negotiations can get very complex and set the table for your future.

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Know Your Medical School Loan Repayment Options

If you're a doctor or studying to be one, you probably have student loans. For most medical school students, student loans are a necessary–and stressful–part of taking on four or more additional years of schooling.

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The Advantages of Telehealth Opportunities to Counteract Physician Shortages

In this age of instant access technology, aging populations and Physician shortages, telehealth is a top solution to counteract America's physician shortages.

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Building Rapport with Patients

The importance of having a good rapport with your patients can not be understated. Patients that endorse a good rapport with their Physician report higher satisfaction levels with their care…

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Tips For Rebooting Your Physician Job Search

Are you feeling discouraged in your physician job search and not achieving the results you had hoped for? If so, it may be time to reboot your search and try some of these tips to help land your dream job.

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How to Study During Residency

Medical Residency training is an intensive, time-consuming job that leaves you little time to study. To help you effectively use the little time you have available to study during your Residency, try using some of these study tips:

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Dressing For Your Physician Job Interview

It is essential to make a great first impression when attending a physician job interview. Employers frequently base their impressions on your appearance during the first few seconds of an interview.

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Primary Care Physician Shortage in Rural Areas

The US physician shortage has become an increasing challenge during the last several years. This shortage is driven by a steadily aging population and an increase in the number of Physicians entering retirement. These shortages are keenly felt in America's rural areas where patients are most in need of Primary Care Providers.

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3 Physician Career Fair Myths Debunked

If you're in residency or fellowship you know how important it is to always be on the lookout for potential career opportunities. That's why it's also important not to dismiss possible opportunities simply because you may have heard a myth or two at one point in time.

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Top Stress Reduction Techniques for Working Long Shifts

Working a long shift in any field can be exhausting but medical professionals face a unique set of challenges that can be both physically and mentally taxing. While you may not be able to change your work schedule...

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Tips to Reduce EMR Fatigue

Patient charting has always been a less than desirable reality for medical providers. All the time spent on your computer charting and meeting EMR management requirements can wear you down and cause fatigue.

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4 Key Factors for New Physicians Seeking Your First Practice Opportunity

With an estimated 50% or more of physicians leaving their first jobs within two years, it's clear that there's a disconnect between the job doctors think they're accepting and the reality of what the job entails.

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Best Pain Management Apps for Patients: A Review

Smartphones are quickly becoming an integral part of everyday living. Their ease of use, accessibility and functionality make them a great tool for patients wanting to track their health conditions. Pain tracking apps can be especially helpful for patients suffering with pain management issues.

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Most Popular States for Practicing Female Physicians

Female Physicians now account for over a third of the Physician workforce in America. This growing number of practicing female physicians are changing the workplace and choosing to establish their practices in a variety of settings.

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A Look at Hospitalist Salary Growth in 2018

Physicians working as Hospitalists are enjoying a record high demand for their services. While this demand is high, it is important to know if you are being appropriately compensated for your services.

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Physician Retirement Planning 101: Best Retirement States for Doctors

Planning on hanging up your stethoscope in the next few years? If so, maybe it's time to think about where to retire and take that last clinical job. Some states are better than others when it comes to retirement. This makes planning ahead of time essential if you are looking to make the best decision for you and your family.

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Top Internal Medicine Board Certifications: A Snapshot

Internal Medicine is a challenging and rewarding medical specialty practiced by an ever-increasing number of Physicians each year. There are over 285,000 currently certified General Internal Medicine (IM) Physicians that are part of an even larger community of IM specialists.

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Physician Perception of Hospitalists: How Doctors See the Hospitalist Role

Despite being on the medical scene for 20 years now, Hospitalists are still considered by many as new kids on the block. The hospitalist role is specialized and increasingly relied upon in today's medical environment and that is changing attitudes about the profession and how medical colleagues view their contributions.

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Effective Patient-Physician Communication Techniques

Communication between doctors and patients is absolutely vital, as poor communication can be not only frustrating but potentially deadly in Medicine.

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Working As a Hospitalist: Four Benefits of Being A Hospitalist

Hospitalists have become an essential member of America's Healthcare community over the last 20 years. Their work helps fill the gaps in hospital-based care coverage while also providing relief to overextended Primary Care Physicians.

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The Impact of Student Loans on a Physician's Career Path

Increasing physician debt levels and available federal and state repayment and forgiveness options have dramatically changed the economics of becoming a physician, and these factors are beginning to impact career decisions.

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Around the Web — Physician Job Search and Career Reading List

Here are a few things you may want to check out around the web this month to help you navigate your job search and career path.

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Introduction to the J-1 Home Residence Requirement

The most consequential aspect of entering the United States on a J-1 visa for graduate medical training is the two-year home residence requirement. The purpose of the J-1 visa is for participants to return to their home countries with specific skills and a better understanding of the U.S.

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Reasons to Start working as a Locum Tenens Doctor

Are you a Physician burdened with student loan debt, tired of the same old clinical routine or done with the day to day administrative tasks involved with your practice? If you answered yes to any of these, it may be time to try Locum Tenens work.

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Tips To Negotiate A Raise

Negotiating a higher salary is always challenging. Many people dislike the awkward negotiation process with its back and forth bargaining between opposing parties.

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Top 5 Ways to Take Advantage of Networking Time

Networking is an essential component of any successful job hunt. The ability to connect with the right people and sell yourself is crucial when you are looking for new opportunities.

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Physician Tips for Delivering Bad News to Patients

No one likes to be the bearer of bad tidings. For Physicians, delivering patients bad news is part of the job description. Despite being most practitioners least favorite part of the job, there are strategies you can employ to make this process a little less challenging.

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Top 5 Medical Specialties For Career Happiness

Career happiness is an important factor to evaluate when exploring your career options. Moods and attitudes from work frequently spill over into your personal life and can affect your health and relationships.

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Most Popular Resident Physician Jobs by Specialty

Whether you are awaiting your Match Day results or are already a practicing Resident, the popularity of Resident medical specialties can affect your career path. Competition for Residency program slots and the availability of job opportunities after completing training are directly affected by a specialty's popularity.

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Physician Employment Contract Negotiation Mistakes To Avoid

Physician employment contracts can be a complicated and sometimes controversial topic. These contracts outline what both parties are expecting from each other in regards to behavior, compensation and future performance.

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Physician Moonlighting Jobs: Pros & Cons

Who doesn't like a little extra money? Whether you are a starving Resident looking to pick up a couple of extra shifts or a seasoned Physician funding your child's college tuition, physician moonlighting jobs can be an attractive option to make some extra money. Before you venture into a clinical side job it is important to evaluate the pros and cons associated with Moonlighting.

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This Physician Trait Increases Patient Satisfaction

Patient satisfaction is an important component of any enduring Physician-Patient relationship. Assuring that a patient is satisfied with their care is beneficial to not only the patient but the Physician. A good relationship can lead to better treatment outcomes and less liability claims.

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Physician Specialty Jobs Forecast: Who Will Be In Demand?

America has a shortage of healthcare providers that is projected to increase over the coming years as more Baby Boomers seek care and Physicians retire. Although Physicians as a whole are highly sought after by recruiters, some specialties will be in higher demand over the coming years.

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Student Loans

Since finishing medical school do you find yourself avoiding the mailbox or inbox because your dreaded student loan statement might be there? Fear not, for you are not alone. According to the AAMC, the average medical student has a median loan debt of $190,000 when they graduate.

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The Pros and Cons of Pursuing Telemedicine

Telemedicine is changing the healthcare landscape. Each year the number of clinicians and hospitals adopting this technology is growing. By 2020, there are expected to be 158 million Telemedicine visits occurring annually

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MACRA: Are You Ready For The 2017 Changes?

As with most healthcare legislation, MACRA is complex and has many regulations. Since most of us do not have the luxury of expansive free time we will review the highlights of this Act so you can be ready for the 2017 start date.

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5 Must-Have Apps for Physicians

With so many apps available, and new ones popping up each day, it's impossible to keep up with which of are the best mobile tools in the market. Regardless of whether you're an Apple or Android user, we've separated the wheat from the chaff to present five must-have apps for physicians.

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The New Overtime Rule Explained—in Plain Language

Are you ready for the "new overtime" rule? If you're a practice owner, a physician partner, or a practice manager, you know that the Department of Labor (DOL) is increasing the minimum salary level for employees who can be exempt from overtime pay.

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The 5 Best Places to Practice (That You Probably Haven't Considered)

Where's the best place for physicians to practice in the United States? Is it New York, San Francisco, or Boston? Perhaps North Carolina's Research Triangle or Minneapolis/St. Paul? Those areas have a lot to offer, but they're also relatively expensive places to live, the pay isn't the best, and the competition is tough. So you might want to look elsewhere.

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How to Pick Your Perfect Practice Setting

If you're a resident, a fellow, or even an experienced physician looking for a fresh start, you have to decide where to work. Sure, you've already given some thought to the type of setting in which you might like to practice–but there are so many options in so many places, how can you be sure which is right for you?

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3 More Ways to Write an Effective CV

In this article would like to dig a little deeper and give you 3 more ways to help you stand out among your peers.

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Negotiating Your Contract

Now that you won them over with your CV and interview, (for more help, take a look at Top 3 Ways to Create an Effective CV and Purpose and Basics of an Interview) next comes the negotiation.

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The Approach of the Interview

You need to convince the prospective employer of three things: "I can do the job". "Here is why I can do the job". "I want the job".

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Defining Your Ideal Practice Opportunity

Who doesn't want to find their perfect practice opportunity? As Gesensway writes in her Today's Hospitalist article Leaving so soon?, "as many as 70% of physicians across all specialties change jobs within their first two years".

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The Purpose and Basics of an Interview

Here you will fint the basic guidelines and recommendations for physicians to help turn an interview into an offer

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