PracticeLink Magazine

Spring 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 52 of 91 SPRINg 2019 53 Your Clinical Career Navigator Where does your career path go? With 800+ provider career opportunities at some of the nation's top not-for-profit health systems, we can navigate you to the perfect practice for a lasting career solution. Discover your perfect practice online at Representing not-for-profit health systems across the nation. provider recruiting and retention for Tewksbury, Massachusetts- based Covenant Health. You'll need to keep these key components in your crosshairs: Contact information. Make it front and center. Top the document with your formal name, M.D. or D.o., home address, telephone number and email address. Also placing your specialty and board certification under your name gives recruiters an instant heads-up as to two major qualifications. Training. If you're a physician j u s t l e av i n g t r a i n i n g , y o u r education — fellowship or residency, fol lowed by i nter nsh ips a nd medical school — will constitute the f i rst section. With in that structure, list correct dates, formal names of institutions, programs and you r field of study along with other relevant information. Ditto on si m i la r i n for mation for any advanced degree you've undertaken or any undergraduate major you've pursued. Work experience. I f you're already in the workforce, your initial block should focus on that experience, leading with your latest position. Make sure to include t it les, roles a nd a ny other pertinent parts of the job, such as academic, hospital or other clinical a p p o i n t m e n t s a n d privileges. Keep your fellowship and residency in training, not in this section. "I don't consider candidates to have work experience u nt i l t h e y ge t ou t of t h e i r residency or fellowships," says Marshall Poole, FASPR, physician recruiter for Northeast Georgia Health System. Licensure/certifications. Start with every medical license you hold or have held and every specialty boa rd a nd other certif ication you've achieved. Even if you're "eligible," let people know. Research. If you've collaborated on a project du r i ng tra i n i ng, obviously that information is ripe for here. But if this is an ongoing part of your career, threading through current and past positions, separate the details into another block. Note the name and focus of your studies and that of any principle investigator with whom you've collaborated. Details count, so pay attention to proper names of places plus start and end dates. P ubl ications/present ations. You may have enough material for a section drawing attention to those peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters or other periodicals that bear your name as a lead author or contributor. If you've given talks or participated in clinical panels or roundtables, ma ke su re you l ist them too. Although the information might not strike a chord with a recruiter, hiring physicians may want to know more. Also, any scholarships, awards or ot her honors t hat you've lassoed along the way or organization or committee memberships that you've held deserve individual section notes. Other skills and proficiencies. Identifying any special procedural skills or unique qualifications can be important. For instance, if you can converse in a second language, make it known on your "if the only thing i have to judge is a CV, it better look like someone is attentive."

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