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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live & practice 80  S u MM e R 2017 the Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau, says, "There's a lot of great things about life in Bangor regarding physicians with families or physicians planning to start a family, the entertainment we have and the school districts. They're pretty spectacular. We also have great outdoor activities. We're a four-season area." She continues, "We have a phenomenal municipal golf course. It's Audubon-rated and played for three seasons. Then during the winter, they groom parts of the course for snowshoeing areas and cross-country skiing areas. They've turned it into this wonderful outdoor space for all ages." This vibrant local culture attracts top-notch medical talent to Bangor. Wood says, "We have a group of really young, energetic, driven, mission-based people. They are all incredibly well-trained." A program called Maine Career Connect focuses on those who moved for their spouses' jobs, since they may not have the same opportunities as their spouses to meet people and get acclimated through work. Tripp explains, "This is a program that helps them make connections, make friends, learn about industry in the area and help them to feel at home here." Another large employer in Bangor is St. Joseph Hospital, a 112-bed hospital. David Koffman, M.D., one of the site's medical directors, says, "One of the things I stress about St. Joe's is that it is a place that really has a patient-first approach. That's something people like about this place. It's not about Now recruiting at Eastern Maine Health Systems Eastern Maine Medical Center 81 St. Joseph Healthcare 79 Genesis Healthcare Maine Coast Memorial Hospital MaineHealth Sound Physicians East Coast SnoX races—extreme sports competitions featuring souped-up snowmobiles— are one way to enjoy winter in Bangor. GBCVB

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