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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 55 features THE INTERVIEW ISSUE Picking up and RELATED Picking up your life … and moving it ow.ly/Y2Q930a9ZoD Your before, during and after moving guide ow.ly/JUvq30a9ZwN How to avoid a relocation nightmare ow.ly/e5h030a9ZAN KAREN EDWARDS F o R J A N e t Y o u N g , M . D . , A N emergency medicine physician, it made sense to relocate. The large group practice where she worked had offered her an opportunity at its Chicago location that she knew would benefit her professionally in the long term. So in 2008, she packed her bags, and along with her two preschool-aged children and an au pair, moved from Oakland, California, to Chicago. Her husband remained in California a while longer. "I didn't know anyone in the Midwest. I'd never even been there," Young says. The move would not be a long-term engagement. Less than four years later, Young and her family relocated again, back to Oakland. Young is hardly alone in this relocation exercise. New physicians who train far from family and friends often return home once their training is complete. And more and more physicians are choosing to relocate even after a few years in practice. A 2016 report issued by health care data analysts SK&A found that nearly 14 percent of health care providers made some type of professional move within the past 12 months — keeping pace with what the u .S. Census Bureau says is the percentage of Americans who relocate each year. It's possible that new physicians relocate in even higher numbers. In 2011, Today's Hospitalist stated that as many as 70 percent of physicians change jobs within their first two years. Jeff Hinds, president of the physician moving An interview in a different city might mean a move is in your future. Here's what you need to know before (and after) you pack.

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