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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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live & practice PracticeLink.com   FALL 2017 79 Live & Practice GOLF TOWNS LIZ FUNK W h e N W e A R e loo K I N g AT A potential place to live, we all have different desires and criteria: cost of living, area population size, quality of local schools, culture and entertainment offerings, and availability of outdoor activities. If "excellent local golf courses" is on your list, you will want to have a few golf towns in particular on your radar. Grand Junction, Colorado In Grand Junction, Colorado, locals enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine each year, which certainly aids local golfers in getting to the greens. For physicians, there are ample job opportunities at hospitals that position Grand Junction as a medical hub, drawing patients from surrounding counties for care. In Grand Junction, residents enjoy excellent weather, breathtaking panoramas and scores of outdoor activities, like hiking, backpacking, mountain biking and golf. In the context of this outdoorsy town of 60,000 people, there is a strong job market for physicians. So much so, that a husband and wife pair of physicians with unique professional focuses could find jobs and build careers with St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction. Brian Davidson, M.D., who trained as an anesthesiologist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, became aware early in his career that there was a need for doctors' perspectives in hospital leadership. "It always bothered me through medical school and beyond that there weren't more physicians making decisions in health care," Davidson says. "Then I realized that it wasn't so simple, and that it requires education and experience." Davidson earned his MBA in health care administration at the University of Colorado Denver, and completed a health care Now recruiting at PracticeLink.com Community Hospital-Colorado West HS 80 SCL Health Veterans Health Administration Vohra Wound Physicians

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