PracticeLink Magazine

Winter 2018

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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36 W INTER 2018 ▼ T HE Qua L I T Y of L I f E ISS u E D E P A R T M E N T S PracticeLink Tips ta MM y H a G e R What's your job-search action plan? Make a list of your priorities, expand your network, and use PracticeLink to find your dream practice. M a N y PH y S i C ia NS fi ND t H ei R fi N al yea R of t R ai N i NG stimulating, challenging…and overwhelming! Developing an action plan with a well-thought-out list of your priorities can help you manage your transition from training to practice. Step 1: List your priorities At PracticeLink, we recommend that you begin your job search by thinking about what is important to you in this stage of your life. Some questions to ask yourself are: • What is most important to you? • What is important to your family? • What type of practice do you want? • Where do you want to live and work? Step 2: Consult with practicing physicians Most physicians agree that the most important things to think about during the transition from training to practice are geographic location and the key features and scope of a practice. To help you through this phase, your action plan should include talking with colleagues who have been practicing for five or more years to learn about the realities of various practice settings. Step 3: Hit the road Another way to explore geographic locations and types of practices is to attend the state or national meetings of your specialty's association or society. Many of these organizations can help link newly trained physicians to practicing physicians from all over the country. PracticeLink Live! Physician Career Fairs (info. are also good networking opportunities. There, physicians talk with recruiters from the local area, as well as from different states and cities, to determine if a location and organization is a good fit for them and their families. Step 4: Use PracticeLink helps physicians in all specialties find jobs nationwide. You can also create a free PracticeLink profile to allow recruiters who work in health care facilities across the country know when you are actively looking for a job. (You also have full control over your profile to protect your privacy.)

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