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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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WINTER 2015 PracticeLink.com 51 typical? Am I comfortable budgeting for that added cost? Asking these questions of yourself, says Gommesen, will help you zero in on job opportunities that are a good f t for you. Recruiters will provide information about the job and the community at-large, but "we rely on you to know what you want in a loca- tion," explains Gommesen. And before you accept a position, ask yourself if you can see yourself there, she says. Even if a particular situation meets all your criteria on paper, if you can't imagine living and working there, don't take the job. RELATED Launch your job search · PracticeLink.com/magazine/ launch-your-job-search Most new physicians stay in their f rst job two to f ve years, says Gommesen. "They see it as a stepping stone, but it doesn't have to be that way," she says. If you ask yourself the above questions before beginning the interview process, you'll save yourself time and will be more likely to land in a location where you'll be happy long- term, she says. Listening to what other physi- cians tell you is important input, but it shouldn't be the deciding factor. If you've made up your mind where you want to live, your challenge is simply f nding an open position. And don't rule out the possibility of opening your own practice in the near future, even in a smaller market. "Everyone always says the market is oversaturated," says Martin, no matter which town or city you may be headed to. "But there's always room for one more. It may be slow going at f rst but you'll survive…Stick with it if it's where you really want to be," he says. Because being where you'll be happy is the most important consideration of all. ● JOIN OUR DEDICATED TEAM OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS Carilion Clinic is a not-for-proft healthcare organization of over 650 physicians representing more than 60 specialties in 7 hospitals and 220 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 ofers 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. AS A CHILD, YOU WANTED TO THAT'S WHY YOU BECAME A PHYSICIAN. A S A C H I L D , Y O U W A N T E D T O T H A W H Y O U B E C A M E A P H I C I A N be a superhero. Due to tremendous growth, we have amazing opportunities for Primary Care Physicians with Take Care Health Systems, at our employer work-site health centers in: • Seattle/Redmond, WA • Winnemucca, NV • Mt. Vernon, IL • Memphis, TN • Selbyville, DE Call me directly! Jeff Ligon, Senior Physician Recruiter 615-468-6233 Jeff.Ligon@takecarehealth.com For job descriptions, please go to: TakeCareJobs.com As the nation's largest provider of employer-based health care services, we are setting the standard for excellence with over 40 years' experience in the industry. *All characters appearing in this work are fctitious.**As of June 25, 2014, Walgreen Co. and Water Street Healthcare Partners fnalized a defnitive agreement whereby Water Street acquired a majority interest in Take Care Health Systems, Inc. Take Care Employer Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of nice people M/F/D/V. Take Care Employer Solutions, LLC manages and provides administrative services for worksite health and wellness services and onsite health centers. 2 0 1 5 AN N UAL Quality of Life issue

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