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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72 S PRIN g 2019 PracticeLink.com features The patient comes first at Summit Health, but the organization also focuses on the well-being of the staff and team. Everyone is valued and important. - Joshua Dunkelbarger, MD Summit ENT and Hearing Services Openings for Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners! Visit SummitHealth.org/Careers for a complete list. Highly competitive salary Loan repayment Relocation expenses Health, life, and disability insurance Retirement saving with employer match Medical malpractice insurance and tail coverage Generous allowances for CME Join the LEADING HEALTHCARE PROVIDER in South Central Pennsylvania (Franklin County) Contact Tammie Chute | 717-267-7780 tchute@summithealth.org SummitHealth.org/Careers search. For instance, you can help with his or her CV. McElderry says, "Most physicians will take care of the writing themselves," but if you're skilled at communication, you might be able to pitch in. Even if you don't help draft your spouse's CV, you should give it a once-over before it goes to an employer. Angeli did exactly that for his wife during her job hunt. He proofed her CV and helped organize it. "I also made sure it had her voice," he says. "It highlighted what she wanted in a job and what she can offer." If you have time, you can also help research locations and job opportunities. "In your initial conversation with your spouse, choose the top three geographic areas where you want to live and work and expand from there," advises Kambies. "It helps to build a spreadsheet," adds McElder r y. "Orga n izi ng prospects will help you both better determine the best jobs and areas to explore." Once you've narrowed the field, she says you should learn as much as you can about the area. She explains, "I researched everything: climate, schools, cost of living, neighborhoods and commute times." Kavitha Thomas, Sasha Thomas' wife, took a less structured approach to her research. "My husband's a data person; he made spreadsheets," she remembers. "I'm a feelings person. I researched the area and tried to imagine what it would be like to live there." Starting your active search (residency, summer of year 3) P h YSI c I a N This is the point where physicians can fall behind, according to Kambies. "They become extremely busy and the search for a job can fall off their radar. On occasion, they will wait until after their boards to start the search, but that is the time when they most need to be reaching out to recruiters and prospective employers. "Starting early doesn't hurt," advises Kambies. "We don't know

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