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Understanding competition in your specialty

 

When looking for a job, it’s good to know what the market looks like in your specialty. Each quarter, PracticeLink pulls the most challenging specialties to recruit, and the specialties with the highest demand. The larger the "jobs per candidate," the lower the competition for those opportunities. The Most Challenging to Recruit Specialties are those with the highest demand-to-supply ratio in the PracticeLink system. The Most-In-Demand Specialties represent those that have the most jobs overall posted on PracticeLink – specialties for which the demand for physicians is hi....

 

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Medical societies win with apps

 

In this edition of Tech Notes, I will cover three recently released medical apps. Two of them are from medical societies and provide great value to their members. Both of those are free to download and critical for their particular specialties. I’ll also dive into the difference between an FDA "approved" medical app and an FDA "cleared" medical app, and how the FDA has opened up a new regulatory pathway for medical apps that allows them to market their treatment benefits in a way that was not possible before. ACOG District II Safe Motherhood Initiative There has been a lot of unfortunate....

 

 

Who’s the happiest?

 

What specialty has the most satisfied physicians? Dermatologists take the cake, with radiologists and oncologists following. Medscape’s Physician Compensation Report Medscape’s Physician Compensation Report 2011 determined the overall satisfaction level of 22 specialties. Overall satisfaction was ranked by averaging responses to questions about compensation and career and specialty choice. Dermatologists ranked highest in every question, coming in with an 80 percent overall satisfaction rate. Flexibility and predictability’s effect on job satisfaction "Flexibility and predict....

 

 

Court room not board room

 

Joseph Zajchowski, M.D., JD, says he felt a little like a sheep in wolf’s clothing when he entered law school in 2007. He had been practicing emergency medicine for nine years and was employed with Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix at the time he enrolled at Arizona State University to pursue a law degree. "I’d been taught to try to dodge lawyers," says Zajchowski. Soon, however, he became comfortable in this unfamiliar educational venue and grew to enjoy the three years he spent attending school full time while also working full time. "My degree incorporated a certificate in health ....

 

 

Integrative medicine evaluates a person’s many facets.

 

Name: Molly Roberts, M.D., MS Work: CEO and president of LightHearted Medicine, San Francisco Undergraduate: St. John Fisher College, Rochester, N.Y. Med School: University of Arizona, Tucson Residency: University of Arizona What do you like best about practicing integrative medicine? I get to spend time with my patients. I think it’s important to get to the root cause of their symptoms. Instead of treating one symptom after another, you can delve into all of the clues of what’s going on physically, emotionally and spiritually. We can look at it together to figure out what is the ....

 

 

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