PracticeLink Magazine

Winter 2019

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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Page 70 of 83 W INTER 2019 71 live & practice Huntsville Hospital, the second largest hospital in Alabama, is a 941-bed hospital that serves as the regional referral center for north Alabama and southern Tennessee. Huntsville Hospital is Alabama's Only Top 50 Heart Hospital, Top 100 Spine Surgery Centers and a Women's & Children's Hospital with a St. Jude Affiliate Clinic. Huntsville is the fastest growing city in the state and among the fastest in the Southeast. Huntsville is also home to the highest number of PhD's per capita in the nation - one of Forbe's Top Ten Smartest Cities in the World. Cardiac Anesthesiology Cardiology Emergency Medicine Family Medicine Gastroenterology Hospitalist/Nocturnist Neurology Occupational Medicine Oral/Max Surgeon Pediatric Critical Care Pediatric Hospitalist Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine Pediatrics-Neurology Pediatrics-Surgery Physical Medicine & Rehab-Physiatry Pulmonary Critical Care E xperience. The Difference. SUZANNE LECROIX, PHYSICIAN RECRUITER 256-265-7073 • PHYSICIAN OPPORTUNITIES all of the specialists on the cutting edge of medicine and research." With over 1,200 students enrolled in the Medical College of Wisconsin's med ica l school a nd g raduate programs, the organization is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area, according to Gabrielle Pollard, Medical College of Wisconsin physician recruiter. "In 2016, faculty received more than $184 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes," says Pollard. "Annually, MCW faculty direct or collaborate on more than 3,100 research studies, including clinical trials." At t he Med ica l Col lege of Wisconsin, over 1,500 physicians provide care for more than half a million patients annually. For Cooper, the combination of academia and practice allows her to flourish as a physician. She says, "I am constantly striving to be a better physician and always learning, as I have the opportunity to teach the next generation of physicians." According to Pollard, Medical College of Wisconsin is experiencing an exciting growth spurt which has opened up new opportunities for physicians. Froedtert, the college's clinical partner, "is building a new neighborhood hospital to deliver academic quality medicine to the community where people live and work," says Pollard. The organization seeks talented physicians in all specialties, but is particularly recruiting for emergency medicine and anesthesiologists. K r i st i n S e t t le, d i re c tor of communications at VISIT Milwaukee, notes that the city has no shortage of job opportunities. Milwaukee is home to the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (one of the nation's top pediatric hospitals), Aurora Health Care (the state's largest employer) and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare (a not-for-profit health care system). On top of that, the city boasts eight Fortune 500 companies, adding to its reputation as a modern city that invests in itself. "Milwaukee has something for everyone, and was ranked one of the top three up-and-coming places to live by u .S. News & World Report," says Pollard. "It's also a very family- friendly area with schools in the area being ranked as some of the top in the nation." "As a mom of three, I can tell you M i lwau kee is ex t remely family-friendly," adds Settle. Top attractions include the Milwaukee County Zoo, Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Discovery World, the historic Mitchell Park Domes, three indoor botanical gardens, the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Harley-Davidson Museum. "We've even made our brewery tours and beer gardens kid-friendly," Settle says. It seems only fair kids should be invited to the party, since beer and brewing is such an integral part of Milwaukee's history. It's not just craft breweries that have exploded in Milwaukee; the arts are prominent too. "Milwaukee is home to 25 theaters and has one of the strongest performing arts communities in America," says Settle. "And we have dozens of smaller, more intimate venues, giving us one of the best local

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