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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WellBuilt. Build your career with WellSpan Health—the most comprehensive health system in south central Pennsylvania . WellSpanCareers.org to join an homes, or neighborhoods. In return, you will receive grounded in a make an impact a physician-led health system with physician leaders at all levels of the Karen Jones, M.D., FACP Senior Vice-President, Practice Management President, WellSpan Medical Group Currently hiring in SEND CV TO: Josh Irwin, MBA jirwin2@wellspan.org (866) 230-1477 7 hospitals | 680+ physicians | 240 practice sites | 24 GME programs Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities • Females • Protected Veterans • Individuals with Disabilities IT ALL HAPPENS If truly caring for patients and making a difference in the community is the reason you became a doctor, then join us in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. You will feel right at home here with us. Reach out to us at 800-856-5206 or visit CarilionClinic.org/careers. PracticeLink.com S u MM e R 2017 53 early — like the middle of their second-to-last year of residency. If you don't start your search until the beginning or middle of your fourth year, you may not be able to start working until months after you finish residency. "The whole process is slow," Park says, though some states are slower than others. In neurosurgery, whose residency lasts seven years, physicians start receiving information about jobs in their fifth year. Since it takes 12 to 18 months to recruit a neurosurgeon, says Sharma, it's rarely too early to start reviewing and evaluating opportunities. Although much of the job hunt seems reactive — receiving emails and phone calls and following up with those that are of interest— physicians have a lot of control in the process. Rising demand for health care services means physicians are often in the driver's seat when it comes to considering job opportunities. This is especially true in locations such as Mississippi, Idaho and Alaska, which have the fewest physicians per capita according to a recent report from financial advising website WalletHub. "Doctors have a fair amount of bargaining power," confirms Sharma. As long as you stay in touch with the practices you're interested in, communicate about where you are in your job hunt, and are honest about which positions may be a good fit, you'll quickly become adept at juggling multiple job opportunities successfully. ● Win! Find your next practice— and enter to win a $500 gift card— at PracticeLink.com/Win.

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