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Summer 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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46 S UMMER 2019 PracticeLink.com features For more information, please contact Carolina Mallea, Provider Services Talent Acquisition Manager providerjobs@signature-healthcare.org www.signaturephysicians.org (508) 941-7568 Over 150 Physicians have made Signature Healthcare and Signature Medical Group their choice. Signature Healthcare is comprised of Brockton hospital and physician group comprised of Brockton Hospital and Signature Medical Group, we have 18 ambulatory locations across southeastern MA. We offer physician representation at our Board of Directors, integrated care coordination with support staff, and full marketing assistance. We are one of the only not-for-profit community based healthcare delivery systems in Southeastern MA providing the full range of high quality primary care, specialty care, hospital care and related ancillary services. We have won numerous awards including a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, a national hospital safety score "A" rating by The Leapfrog Group, a Top Hospital from US News & World Report, and a naming to the Harvard Pilgrim Hospital and Physician Group Honor Rolls. As well as Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America! Current Opportunities include: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Rheumatologist, Dermatologist & Hospitalist. We also have positions for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in various departments. I wanted that for life," she says. "If I had stayed in that environment, I knew I would face quite a bit of burnout. Although I did love that for training— and I do love the aspect of it in terms of a long-term career — I didn't think it was the right thing for me at this time in my life." Today Perfetti works in a busy community hospital. Although it's not a trauma center, the emergency department does see some traumas, and that's enough for her. "Right now, this is the best fit for me, because it allows me to see a lot of pathology," she says. "I still see a lot of critical care, it's just busy in a different way." Personal think time Seeking advice from colleagues, family members and mentors can be helpful, but it's most important to know your own mind. Your career path, specialty and practice environment are personal choices, and you need to consider for yourself how they align with your lifelong goals — not just someone else's opinion. Digging deep to uncover your values, interests, personality and skills almost guarantees a richer and more satisfying personal life. Oftentimes, asking yourself good questions is the most challenging part of reflection. You spend more time with yourself than anybody else does, but that time doesn't always equate to self-knowledge. Unearthing your own preferences and tendencies can be difficult, but it's the only way to find much-needed clarity. It will help you identify the ideal practice setting, patient population, specialty and work environment for you. It will also help you find a good fit when it comes to your employer and colleagues. Questions for getting to the core Expanding on the Greek maxim "To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom," Socrates taught that "The unexamined life is not worth living." And it's true — examining yourself will have a deep personal impact and help you reach your future goals. But self-reflection doesn't have to

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