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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...
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...

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...