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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Do you need to be upfront about moonlighting?

WHEN PHYSICIANS moonlight at different hospitals and health systems on their time off, is it anybody’s business but their own? Given how many physicians moonlight,...

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...

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...

“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...

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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...
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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...