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WINTER 2015

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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6 PracticeLink.com winter 2015 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, There's only so much a favorable call schedule, nice benefts and a generous compensation package will get you. The secret to a great quality of life—a practice where you want to practice and a community in which you want to plant, root and grow—is you. How you spend your money, your time and your efforts will have the greatest impact on how happy, healthy and balanced your post-training life becomes. PracticeLink can help. PracticeLink Magazine's Annual Quality of Life Issue can help you evaluate the opportunities and choices that will get you to your happy place. In our cover story, physician, author and "White Coat Investor" Jim Dahle, M.D., explores the idea that it's not income that matters most when determining your quality of life—it's "out-go." In "Forget the Joneses" on page 30, take a moment to examine how your spending habits now will set the tone for your future. Where you spend that future is another important factor that contributes to your overall quality of life. Author Marcia Turner explores the experiences of physicians living in various communities in "A Sense of Place" (page 42). And if you feel like much of your immediate future is infuenced by the weight of your student loans, you're not alone—but there's help. Journalist Marcia Noyes shows how other physicians have caught up and plowed forward when it comes to buying homes, planning for retirement and more. After you've read through this Quality of Life issue, please take a moment to follow up with any advertisers that interest you, then continue your search at PracticeLink. com. Tell the employers you found them through PracticeLink—then tell us! Our $100 giveaway continues for the frst 25 physicians each issue who let us know when they've accepted a job they found through PracticeLink. Simply email editor@ PracticeLink.com with your story. Keep smiling, Laura Jeanne Hammond Editor | Laura.Hammond@PracticeLink.com OPPORTUNITIES Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery with Spine Fellowship, Psychiatry 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 YOUR FUTURE AWAITS. YOUR CAREER AWAITS. YOUR ADVENTURE AWAITS. Arkansas White River Health System is a regional healthcare organization serving a ten-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 88 Editor'sNote 2 0 1 5 AN N UAL Quality of Life issue

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