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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...

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...

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...

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...

How to negotiate well

ASKING a potential employer for more money can be uncomfortable, especially for new physicians. But experienced doctors say that if done well, negotiating pay...

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...

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...

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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...

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...