Job satisfaction

Job satisfaction

A look at work hours and patient volumes

WHAT KIND OF HOURS can you expect to work when you’re done training and in your first job? Here’s a look at data from four...

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...

How satisfied are physicians with their pay?

Are doctors happy with what they earn? Data from two physician surveys paint somewhat different pictures, but the upshot is that many report being...

Still working while sick?

DOES AMERICAN MEDICINE have a problem with physicians who work while sick? A quick look at the published evidence—and at physician anecdotes—indicates the answer...

Family leave: Are you prepared?

IN 2015 when Sarah Hoper, MD, had her first child, she had some decisions to make. Dr. Hoper, who was working in Nashville as...

Job hunting? Keep potential burnout in mind

PROVIDER BURNOUT continues to receive a lot of attention. Tait Shanafelt, MD, and colleagues threw a big log on that fire in the December...

“Public health crisis”: The latest on physician burnout

PHYSICIAN BURNOUT has been in the news in a big way, and most— but not all—of the news is bad. The biggest headlines went...

Finding locum work

WHEN IT COMES TO working locum tenens, one of the biggest questions most physicians have is this: Will they be able to find regular...

Beating burnout

PROVIDER BURNOUT continues to get a lot of attention. There's general agreement that burnout is highly prevalent, appears to be increasing and is associated...

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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...
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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...

Finding locum work

WHEN IT COMES TO working locum tenens, one of the biggest questions most physicians have is this: Will they be able to find regular...

Your first contract: Do you know what it really says?

THE CONTRACT says that your first job will be paid according to an RVU compensation plan with a two-year income guarantee. Do you have...

When the lawyers come for you

WHILE DOCTORS now get sued less frequently than they once did, the combination of bad outcomes and unhappy patients and/or families still produces a...