PracticeLink Magazine

Summer 2017

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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PracticeLink.com S u MM e R 2017 47 in Texas, so there are always options being thrown at you," explains Bailey, who is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch ( ut MB) in Galveston. "So there is less pressure to choose something that's perfect for the long term." Still, Bailey advises physicians to pursue positions that are good fits for their goals and lifestyles. For her, that meant good backup and flexible hours. With her full-time position squared away, she began looking for part-time work to fill in around her primary job. She found it two hours away at ut MB. Because Bailey had been upfront with the facilities where she interviewed for full-time work, she knew there would be no non- compete issues or scheduling problems if she decided later to take on additional part-time work. By being completely honest about her goals from the start, Bailey found the best fit for her. BE OPEN TO THE POSSIBILITIES Abhishiek Sharma, M.D., an attending neurosurgeon at Honor Health System in Scottsdale, Arizona, advises figuring out what you want in a position while keeping an open mind about other types of opportunities that may also be a good match. The number of neurosurgeons, he explains, has not changed in the past few years despite increasing demand. The American Association of Neurological "Perfect" may be attractive, but finding your "best fit" is a better goal in your job search. "The key is to remember that there is no perfect job and to keep in mind the factors that are most important to you and your family," advises Chandler Park, M.D. · Photo by Nathan Cornetet See this issue's physicians in exclusive video interviews at Facebook.com/PracticeLink

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