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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...
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...
Editor's note

The ins and outs of references

Published in the June/July 2019 issue of Today's Physician IF YOU WERE GOING to look for a new job today, who would you use as...

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...

The money talk

WHEN IS IT OK to talk about money during a job search? While there are different schools of thought, many people agree that it's OK...

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...

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...

Letters of intent: When should you sign?

YOU HAD A GREAT interview at a practice that you really liked, and the group has sent you a letter of intent outlining the...

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...

Negotiating work hours and schedules

WHILE YOU MAY THINK that negotiating a job offer is all about the money, that's not always the case. Practices are often just as...

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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...

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...

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,...