Interviews

Interviews
The interview process to newly minted residents (and beyond) can be quite daunting. When is it appropriate to talk about money during an interview, what are the classic interview mistakes to avoid? Today's Physician reviews strategies to help residents survive the process.

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...

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...

Site visit dos and don’ts

RECRUITERS HAVE plenty of advice on making your best impression during a site visit. Here's a partial list:  Make eye contact and offer a firm...

Dress for success (and what not to wear on your interview)

CONSIDER THE JOB CANDIDATE who showed up in a rural community in a suit and tie even though he was told dress would be...

Recruiting red flags

YOU SCORE SITE visits with two separate practices. But those visits produce two very different scenarios. Scenario No. 1 A recruiter picks you up at your hotel...

Strategies to survive the screening process

YOU'VE FOUND A JOB that looks good to you, and the recruiter is definitely interested. But before the practice will bring you out for...

Editor's Choice

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...

Can’t wait to start spending?

DO YOU DREAM about how much money you'll make once you're finished training and about all the things you'll finally be able to afford?...

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...