PracticeLink Magazine

FALL 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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FALL 2014 | 7 Departments Volume 24, Number 4 8 | EDITOR'S NOTE 10 | PRESIDENT'S NOTE 14 | ONLINE NOW AT 16 | CONTRIBUTORS Photo by James Kegley 22 | CAREER MOVE Open a surgery center Looking for a way to exercise your entrepreneurial spirit and administration skills? Starting your own place might be the answer. By Marcia Travelstead Photo by Tom Seawell 71 | LIVE AND PRACTICE On the Water Down the feld Soaring TV ratings for Brazil's recent World Cup tournament proved that soccer has come of age in the U.S. So have increasing numbers of teams and stadiums in our homeland. By Eileen Lockwood CAREER ADVANCEMENT RESOURCES Start your job search today by contacting the advertisers recruiting in this issue of PracticeLink Magazine! 8 Register at to download a free PDF of When to Do What in Your Job Search: A 10-Step Timeline for Residents and Fellows. 94-99 | PROfles Through our profles of health care organizations recruiting through, you'll learn about their facilities and communities. Use the contact information to express your interest. 9 | COMPANY INDEX Where to fnd the organizations featured in this issue. 11 | SPECIALTY INDEX Search for employers recruiting your specialty. 12-13 | EMPLOYER INDEX A directory of employers featured in this issue— organized by location. Index includes the page number, contact information, website and codes for the specialties being actively recruited. 26 | TECH NOTES Exciting surgical, diagnostic and EHR tools Robotically aided surgery of the brain and spine, diagnostic tests and an EHR for the heart round out this issue's technology update. By David Geer 32 | LEGAL MATTERS Your guide to your employment contract Keep these few key considerations in mind when you're evaluating. By Roderick J. Holloman 36 | PRACTICELINK TIPS Who's recruiting you? Being aware of the nuances of physician recruitment can help you take control of your job search. By Brian Brown 91 | REFORM RECAP Linking payments to quality of care Medicare rules and private insurance plans provide incentives for meeting quality goals and penalties for not reaching standards. By Jef Atkinson 100 | CROSSWORD By Myles Mellor 101 | VITAL STATS Physician compensation by region and specialty. 102 | SNAPSHOT Wilkerson "Will" Compere, M.D. free PDF of When to Do What in Your Job Search: 94-99 7KURXJKRXUSUR¿OHVRIKHDOWKFDUH RUJDQL]DWLRQVUHFUXLWLQJWKURXJK 3UDFWLFH/LQNFRP\RX∑OOOHDUQDERXWWKHLU IDFLOLWLHVDQGFRPPXQLWLHV 8VHWKHFRQWDFWLQIRUPDWLRQWRH[SUHVV \RXULQWHUHVW 19 | FINANCIAL FITNESS Insurance: tails and types It's up to you to protect yourself and your estate when things go wrong. By Marcia Horn Noyes

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