PracticeLink Magazine

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 | 77 succinct list of questions prepared to ask the interviewers, rehearse your answers and practice talking points. On the day of your interview, ignore those nagging thoughts that give you pause, create doubt or are negative. Know that practice administrators and recruitment direc- tors only extend site interview invitations to candidates with whom they have a sincere interest and hope to employ at their facility. Take the pressure off yourself by redef ning "inter- viewing." Think of it not as a formal process in which you are being judged for selection, but as a conversation between individuals to help you both gain a better under- standing of a potential partnership. As you stroll into the entrance of the building, your inter- view has unoff cially started. It is essential to create a positive impression with each person you encounter. Etiquette refresher 5: Brush up on your table manner know-how. Make no mistake: Your academic accomplishments, knowledge about the opportunity and interpersonal communication skills should be credited for the invitation to interview on site. But once you're there, the lasting impression you leave will be the direct result of the way you carry yourself and treat others throughout the interview. Throughout my recruitment career, post-site interview feedback from clients nearly always includes comments about the interviewing physician's preparedness, conversa- tional style and table manners. Yes, table manners! Most site visit itineraries incorporate a social component, such as a dinner with the department's physicians, the hospi- tal's executive leadership team or physician spouses. If f ne dining isn't on your typical to-do list, here's a help- ful tip from the Emily Post Institute: Put your hands out in front of you, palms down. Touch the tips of your index f ngers to your thumbs to make a lowercase 'b' with your left hand (that's where your bread and butter go), and a lower- case 'd' with your right hand (that's your drink side). Etiquette refresher 6: Remember to say thank you. As the evening concludes, remember to thank your hosts and hostesses for a delightful evening and for their hospitality. Conclude your day with an email to your interviewers offering your sincere gratitude and interest in taking the next step in the process. Congratulations for a successful site interview day! Now get some well-deserved slumber—you might have a new practice opportunity to consider in the morning. ● Patrice Streicher (patrice.streicher@vistastaff.com) has 26 years combined healthcare experience in physician recruitment and patient care delivery systems. She is Associate Director at VISTA and has served on the National Association of Physician Recruiters (NAPR) Board of Directors since 1996. Listed by state, here's a quick guide to four health care organizations actively recruiting physicians. PROfi les ™ Find your dream practice! "PracticeLink.com is the go-to resource to fi nd out about the most up-to-date jobs for any specialty. Almost all residents know about it, and most of them use it from early on in residency. It's very helpful and concise." —Sukhdeep Sehmbey, M.D., Family Medicine, Illinois Aug. 7-9 AAFP NC American Academy of Family Physicians Nat'l Conf., Kansas City Oct. 11-14 AAP American Academy of Pediatrics, San Diego Oct. 17-22 ACG American College of Gastroenterology, Philadelphia Oct. 23-25 AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians, Washington, D.C. Oct. 26-30 ACS American College of Surgeons, San Francisco Oct. 27-30 ACEP American College of Emergency Physicians, Chicago Stop by the PracticeLink booth at these upcoming specialty conferences! 2 4 3 - S u m 1 4 - L i v e - P r a c t i c e . i n d d 7 7 243-Sum14-Live-Practice.indd 77 6 / 1 2 / 1 4 1 2 : 3 2 P M 6/12/14 12:32 PM

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