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FALL 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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28 FALL 2017   PracticeLink.com Contact Nicole Nardi Director, Medical Staff Recruitment & Relations (570) 320-7696 or nnardi@susquehannahealth.org UPMC Susquehanna , formerly Susquehanna Health, is a growing, dynamic, and financially stable health system affiliated with Pittsburgh-based UPMC, serving north central Pennsylvania with a broad array of state-of-the-art care. Comprised of four hospitals, UPMC Susquehanna's multi-specialty group employs over 160 physicians in Lycoming, Clinton, and Tioga counties. UPMC Susquehanna values physicians for their role in creating an effective, progressive, and successful health system. Physician opportunities range from primary care to medical/surgical/trauma specialties. For a full list, visit: UPMCSusquehanna.org/Careers. Susquehanna Health is now UPMC Susquehanna. Make a World-Class Career Move Find practice opportunities— and a place to call home—in the Midwest. Our in-house recruiters can help. Learn more at mink-midwest.org NEBRASKA KANSAS IOWA MISSOURI Either way, prov ide enough context to show the impact. For example, if your objective was to reduce procedure time by 5 percent, make it clear that you exceeded the goal. Decide whether to include a cover letter You'll need to decide this on a case-by-case basis, but in general, the answer is "no." The recruiters we talked to said they deal with information overload just like everyone else, and they rarely pay much attention to cover letters. In addition, a cover letter is essentially another page susceptible to infection by typos and grammatical errors. However, some employers will ask for a cover letter. In that case, apply the same approach you're using with your résumé: specific, true, achievement-focused and relevant. Treat it as an executive summary, tailor it to the open position and organization, and limit it to one page. For example, if you're applying for a leadership position in the joint replacement program at a large medical center, explain how your background and experience are directly relevant and set you up for success in the role. If you're applying for a role in a different location, communicate why you're planning a move. Don't hide any gaps Plenty of people ta ke brea ks during their career, and they aren't automatic black marks. Maybe you took time for additional schooling (a medical degree plus an M h A or MPA can be powerful combination)

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