PracticeLink Magazine

Spring 2018

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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• Dermatology • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism • Family Medicine • Gastroenterology • Internal Medicine • Neurology • Obstetrics-OBGYN • Otolaryngology • Pulmonary Disease • Rheumatology • Hospitalist & Nocturnal Hospitalist PracticeLink.com S P ring 2018 55 the JOB SEARCH issue DEDICATED TO THE COMMUNITY Visit mountnittany.org for current opportunities. Competitive compensation, collegial atmosphere and supportive executive leadership in State College, PA – home to The Pennsylvania State University! OppOrTUNITIEs: ©2015 Mount Nittany Health Contact: Lorelei Shaw, Director of Physician Recruitment 814.278.4866 | lshaw@mountnittany.org PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT 1800 East Park Avenue State College, PA 16803 • Allergy & Immunology • Cardiology- Interventional • CRNAs • Dermatology • ENT • Family Medicine • Gastroenterology • Hospitalist • Intensivist • Internal Medicine, outpatient • Obstetrics/ Gynecology • Other-CRNA • Otolaryngology • Pulmonology • Rheumatology • Surgery-Vascular • Urology Schedule site visits For the next five months, from August 2016 to January 2017, Liner flew out to interview with six different groups. He had one interview in August, three in September, one in November, and one in January. Many took weeks to schedule because he had to travel from his fellowship in San Francisco to the south during times he wasn't required at the hospital. Finding common schedule availability was challenging. Liner had a strong sense that practices that initially said "no" because they didn't have any openings at the time might eventually turn into a "yes" if a partner decided to move or retire. So he made a habit of staying in touch with all the practices and hospitals in his geographic search area. As he scheduled first visits with some groups, he was also scheduling second visits to two practices that had made offers following the initial site visit. He completed those two visits in January. After reviewing CVs gathered at conferences in September and October, Shipton's next step is to schedule on-site visits to see if there may be a fit. During October and November, she typically invites the top in for a first on-site visit. Based on those in- person interviews, the interview team and department leadership collectively decide whom to invite back for a second visit, often with their families. Those generally occur in November and December. Offers are then made between December and February, she explains. Liner made it known to the practices he was considering that he was going to take his time in making a decision. Because he had started his job search so early, he had the luxury of time to thoroughly research each practice and speak with different people and departments within each practice. While there is a standard recruitment process and timeline, Shipton says, there are factors that can slow it down or speed it up. For example, the availability of a physician to start work can drive how quickly the process concludes. If he or she finishes residency on June 30, the earliest possible date they could start would be July 1. "But many people want to take some time off [after residency], to move and get settled," says Shipton,

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