PracticeLink Magazine

Spring 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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50 S PRIN g 2018 PracticeLink.com features Design your plan When it comes to looking for your first or next job, "Start early," advises Zachary Liner, M.D., an interventional radiologist with North Oaks Imaging Associates in Hammond, Louisiana. Liner began his job search in the middle of his first fellowship after residency and before he had even started his second fellowship — 17 months before he knew he'd be available to start. According to the 2017 Survey of Final-Year Medical Residents conducted by Merritt Hawkins, a national health care search and consulting firm, 72 percent of medical residents start their job search within or before a year of finishing residency; 28 percent wait until they are six months from completing their training before beginning their job search in earnest. Patty Shipton, physician recruiter with Penn State Health in Hershey, Pennsylvania, says that a year is just about right for a physician's job-search process. Physicians in their last year of residency or fellowship generally start looking for a position in early fall, she says. That's when recruiters begin attending career fairs and conferences armed with a general idea of upcoming openings that will need to be filled. Shipton also collects C v s for unexpected openings that occur from time to time. Chris Mason, D. o ., MS, is regional medical director for the Western region of American Physician Partners and is based in Albuquerque. Mason points out that, thanks to the fact that there are "far more physician jobs than there are candidates… it's a resident's market." (He's quick to point out that this varies by specialty and location, however.) The earliest a resident can commit to a job is right after their intern year. And while that's not typical, it's possible, he points out. To entice physicians to sign as soon as they're eligible, employers may offer incentives including sign-on bonuses, stipends and Zachary Liner, M.D., started his job search 17 months before he would be available. · Photo by Michael Caswell Photography See this issue's physicians in exclusive video interviews at Facebook.com/PracticeLink

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