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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PracticeLink.com S PRIN g 2019 73 the J ob S earch issue what our needs will be two years out, but if this is a place you want to work, you can contact us if nothing else and form a relationship." That's exactly what Wilson did. "At the end of my second year, I emailed the head of the hospitalist program at my medical school since I wanted to work there," he says. "They told me to contact them around September when they were ready to start hiring for the next year." After reaching out to an employer, it's a good idea to let the organization's contact guide you through the process, according to Debbie Gleason, director of physician recruitment for The University of Kansas Health System. "This person is often an in-house recruiting professional who will be adept at road- mapping the process and provide guidance for the timing of the next steps," she explains. SP o US e This part of the process is a good time to play the role of motivator and coordinator, says Gleason. "Spouses and significant others could be helpful in gathering documents that will be needed for updating CVs, completing applications and other paperwork that will be necessary once a decision is made about what position will be accepted," she explains. You should also plan to go with your spouse on site visits. "Many hospitals will set up realtors for you and school tours — and may even connect working spouses to contacts in their field," says McElderry. "It's not unusual for in-house recruiters to offer to visit with spouses to answer their questions about the community or professional options," adds Gleason. If this resource is available through an employer, she recommends taking advantage of it. Lara Mc e lderry created and hosts the Married to Doctors podcast. "Be honest with your feeling and keep an open mind," she says when helping a physician spouse through their job search. See this issue's physicians in exclusive video interviews at Facebook.com/PracticeLink. PHOTO BY Zayne Williams

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