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SUMMER 2014

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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SUMMER 2014 PracticeLink.com | 29 Continued 27. Exclusive of CME, how many weeks of paid vacation are offered annually? 28. Is relocation expense re- imbursement offered? Subjective interview questions to ask 1. What do you like best about working here? 2. What bothers you most about working here? 3. Are your aforementioned views shared by your colleagues? If yes, please elaborate. 4. If you were the sole decision maker in the practice, what would be different and why? Your appearance matters The physicians, and particularly the administrators interviewing you, will draw conclusions about your clinical competence and abil- ity to f t into the organization based upon your appearance. Men should wear dark gray or blue suits, or navy blazers and gray slacks. Shirts should be white, and ties should be silk and can be colorful with a conservative pat- tern. Socks should be dark and long enough to cover your calves when you cross your legs. Shoes should be black (and polished). Women should wear conservative business attire, and makeup should be muted. If your jewelry is particu- larly impressive (such as a very large engagement ring), consider wearing only your band so as not to distract the interviewer (or worse, frustrate the ability to negotiate successfully for higher compensation based on a perception that you are well off). Ask to bring your spouse A major reason newly hired physi- cians ultimately leave is spousal JOIN OUR DEDICATED TEAM OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit healthcare organization of over 650 physicians representing more than 60 specialties in 195+ practice sites. Serving nearly one million people in western Virginia through a multi-specialty physician group, advanced primary care practices, hospitals and outpatient centers, Carilion is committed to improving outcomes for every patient while advancing the quality of care through medical education and research. Virginia's western region is one of the best kept secrets. Quality of life in the Blue Ridge Mountains is high and the cost of living is low. Te area offers a four-season playground for mountain and lake recreation, as well as a rich array of arts, humanities, and cultural experiences. For a listing of provider opportunities, visit carilionclinic.org/careers. Call 800-856-5206 for more information. 2 4 3 - S u m 1 4 . i n d d 2 9 243-Sum14.indd 29 6 / 1 2 / 1 4 1 : 3 7 P M 6/12/14 1:37 PM

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