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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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8 | PracticeLink.com FALL 2014 PracticeLink Magazine was recently named Publication of the Year from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE), which recognizes the best publications in all of health care! Thanks for reading. Dear Physician, Right before I started my last job search, I happened to be collaborating with a business law attorney on an unrelated project. After I interviewed at PracticeLink and received an offer and employment contract, I asked the attorney to take a look at the contract and offer his professional opinion. His professional opinion was that it was a great opportunity and a great place to work—and he was right. But it was reassuring to hear that opinion from a professional who saw hundreds of employment contracts each year and knew what to look for—someone who would notice if there were anything missing, too. You've got millions in future income riding on your contract, so strongly consider taking the extra step of asking a skilled health care law attorney's professional opinion. This, our third annual Contracts & Compensation Issue, can also help you get a handle on the basic tenets of a physician employment contract. Starting on page 38, you'll fnd 10 areas of your contract you must understand before you sign. A big part of your contract is understanding how you'll be compensated—and that's an evolving area. Learn how to prepare for the transition from quantity to quality on page 48. And in the feature "Confdent Negotiations," we empower you with the information you need to appropriately navigate any contract or compensation requests. My favorite quote from this issue is this: "Slowing down long enough to explore the possibilities that could lead to a more balanced and desirable contract is just good business." The experts in this issue agree: Taking the time to get a professional opinion is worth it. Even if the professional opinion is that it's a great opportunity and a great place to work. Editor's Note Keep smiling, Laura Hammond Editor | Laura.Hammond@PracticeLink.com OPPORTUNITIES Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, General Surgery CONTACT MegAnne Townsend, Physician Recruiter White River Health System Batesville, AR 72501 Local: (870) 262-6545 Fax: (870) 698-0950 mtownsend@wrmc.com whiteriverhealthsystem.com LIVE AND WORK IN BEAUTIFUL North Central Arkansas White River Health System is a diverse healthcare organization serving an eight-county area of more than 110,000 that includes Batesville, Mountain View and Cherokee Village, Arkansas. Here you'll fi nd a fulfi lling career and a lifestyle well-suited to those who enjoy outdoor activities. The area off ers an aff ordable cost of living, quality school systems, and residents with a friendly, welcoming nature. Solution to this issue's Crossword Find the puzzle on page 100 2014 ANNUAL Contracts & Compensation ISSUE

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