PracticeLink Magazine

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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62 S UMMER 2019 features Though accepting a job as a physician in another city or state can be exciting, the actual move is often a time-consuming process. Considerations such as selling you r ex isting home, secu ring new housing and transitioning your family to a new city can make it a challenge. Here's how to make it less difficult. Know what's available Relocation assistance for physicians varies from one hospital system to the next, but doctors typically receive funding to help with their relocation, as well as guidance in locating a realtor. Throughout the interview process, you'll find out (or have occasion to ask) what the relocation package entails, and what temporary housing and moving expenses are covered. Many hospitals will also offer a list of preferred relocation vendors, such as moving companies. Using a preferred mover could cut down on the paperwork you'll need to complete; if you choose a company on your own, you will be asked to submit receipts for reimbursement. At Phelps Health, a nonprofit com mu n ity hospita l i n Rol la, Missouri, physicians are offered a competitive compensation package that includes a three-year contract, $35,000 signing bonus, a stipend from contract to starting date, and a $3,000 monthly student loan repayment, among other benefits. " F o r p h y s i c i a n s m o v i n g to the a rea , we a lso of fer a $15 ,0 0 0 relocation package," says Elizabeth Hedrick, senior physician recruitment and business PHOTO BY Timothy Gangi Pediatrician David Burnham, M.D., moved his family from Minnesota to Pennsylvania. Add extra time to your job-search plan when moving out of state. See this issue's physicians in exclusive video interviews at Physician recruiters often work to make relocation easier for everyone by sharing what it's like to live in the area and connect them with local resources.

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