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Site visits: Are you asking the right questions?

YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING for a new job (or your first out of training), and you've done everything by the book, from creating a well-organized...

Who are you online?

EARLIER THIS SUMMER, a Houston nurse posted critical comments on Facebook about a young patient with measles. Besides raising privacy questions, the comments also...
Behavioral health interview

Are physicians ready for behavioral interviews?

WHEN SUSAN LEE, DO, MBA, chief of hospital medicine at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va., interviews candidates for hospitalist slots, she devotes her interview...
physician error disclosure

Best practices in physician error disclosure

SAYING THE WORDS "I'm sorry" is never easy. But when you're a physician trying to explain an error or adverse event to a patient...

The pros and cons of working locum

SHAUN S. BERGER, MD, remembers the moment he realized he wanted to work locum tenens. The pediatrician was working as a junior faculty member...
good and bad references when interviewing for medical career

References: Who to include, who to leave out

THINK OF IT as the one reference you'd never want to use: The parent of a prospective physician candidate called a recruiter to talk...

Negotiating compensation

YOU'RE DEEP in the job search, and you've already received preliminary offers from two groups. The problem is that your top choice is offering...

It might be your first job, but is it the right fit?

WHEN SIMA PENDHARKAR, MD, MPH, went looking for her first job, she knew she wanted to work as a hospitalist at a teaching hospital...

Sign-on incentives: What’s right for you?

RECRUITERS HAVE a wide range of incentives to get physicians’ attention, from sign-on bonuses and relocation assistance to student loan forgiveness. In part, that’s...

Is a resident stipend right for you?

AS YOU LOOK AHEAD to your first job, you've probably noticed that some organizations offer "resident stipends." The details around resident stipends vary, but...

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Is a resident stipend right for you?

AS YOU LOOK AHEAD to your first job, you've probably noticed that some organizations offer "resident stipends." The details around resident stipends vary, but...

Two reasons you’re probably stressed

THAT ANNOYING TRAFFIC JAM isn't causing your stress (though it isn't making it any better). The real reasons behind your stress go much deeper....

Apps at the bedside

WHETHER IT'S TO EDUCATE PATIENTS, calculate anticoagulation risks or choose the best test to order, doctors with smartphones ought to take some mobile medical...

Bad news on physician burnout

Two-thirds of U.S. physicians feel burned out BAD NEWS for U.S. medicine: Nearly two-thirds of U.S. physicians say they feel burned out, depressed or both,...

The pros and cons of working locum

SHAUN S. BERGER, MD, remembers the moment he realized he wanted to work locum tenens. The pediatrician was working as a junior faculty member...
Editor's note

Career planning: never too soon

WHAT KIND OF CAREER do you want after residency? If you're still in your second year of training, you may think it's too early...