PracticeLink Magazine

Summer 2017

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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Page 34 of 87 S u MM e R 2017 35 work full-time or part-time? Make this clear and also ask about call requirements and the hours you'd be working. YOUR PRACTICE PREFERENCE AND CAREER PATH The practice setting that interests you is also important to share. This may mean being employed — or becoming a partner — in a single- or multispecialty group, working in solo practice, being employed at an academic/teaching hospital, working as a locum tenens physician or being a hospital employee. Make your preferences clear. Other important considerations about the practice setting include staff and technology. What types of relationships will you have with the other physicians in the group? Is this the type of practice you can see taking care of your family? Are there nurse practitioners or physician assistants in the practice? How would you be expected to work with them? Does the practice have an e HR? Which system is it, and how does it interface with the billing system? If you have preferences about any of these issues, make them clear to the recruiter. Make sure the recruiter or employer understands how you see your career path. Do you want to settle in one location for most of your career? Will you want to do administrative or executive work? Do you want to teach or research? Remember, career advancement can come in the form of greater responsibilities or could require more experience and education. Once you start in your new practice, you will continue to develop your skills and practice style, and your personal priorities may shift. Remember this when you look for a position. Try to determine if it will be a good fit for more than three years. To make sure a potential employer knows what is most important to you in your job search, please reach out to PracticeLink's Physician Relations team at (800) 776-8383 or Our team can work with you to create a free profile that includes all of the information recruiters and employers need, helping you in turn find your first or next job. ● Tammy Hager ( is director of PracticeLink's physician and client relations teams. Win! Find your next practice—and enter to win a $500 gift card—at

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