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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OPPORTUNITIES Cardiology-General, Endocrinology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine-Pediatric, Nephrology, Neurology, Orthopedics- Surgery-Spine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonary Critical Care, Surgery- General, Surgery-Neurological CONTACT MegAnne Townsend, Physician Recruiter White River Health System Batesville, AR 72501 Local: (870) 262-6545 Fax: (870) 698-0950 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 find a fulfilling career and a lifestyle well-suited to those who enjoy outdoor activities. The area offers an affordable cost of living, quality school systems, and residents with a friendly, welcoming nature. LAURA JEANNE HAMMOND, EDITOR editor's note Solution to this issue's Crossword. Find the puzzle on page 84. 6  S u MM e R 2017 Back in the day—undergrad, to be exact—I spent a semester working for the gossip column of a London newspaper. It was a pretty sweet gig. Some of my assignments: Attend Andrew Lloyd Webber's birthday party with the cast after a show. Meet some of the Spice Girls at a Madame Tussauds debut. Attend the opening of a play and interview the well-known playwright and actors. During that last assignment, I had to do the interview before watching the play, and I hadn't done enough homework beforehand. If it weren't for my last-minute double-check with a nearby photographer, I would've made a big mistake. I had confused the star for the playwright and was about to write the wrong story. It's a fitting story to share in this, our Annual Interview Issue, because the advice is the same whether interviewing a celeb or interviewing for a new practice: Know your audience, and tailor your questions appropriately. When you have a clear picture of your audience, you'll know better what information you need to get, and from whom. As important as knowing your audience is knowing yourself. The feature on page 65 will help you adjust your interview style to connect with your audience in the best possible way. The goal of an interview is an offer, and our cover feature (page 44) will help you evaluate and respond appropriately when presented with multiple options. Once you've chosen the position that fits you best, a relocation might be warranted. "Picking Up And Moving" on page 54 is the guide you need before and after your on-site interview. I wasn't cut out for a future in celebrity news. But the lesson I learned— know your audience and adjust accordingly—has helped me through other situations. And it might just help you through your interview process—even when Spice Girls aren't involved. Keep smiling, DEAR PHYSICIAN,

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