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SUM 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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44 S UMMER 2018 PracticeLink.com features Personal, handwritten thank-you notes to his interviewing team helped Sultan Mahmood, M.D., stand out—and get the job. · Photo by Danielle Shearon See this issue's physicians in exclusive video interviews at Facebook.com/PracticeLink weekend and evening activities would attract attention and impair her ability to build a practice in a conservative community," Guyant says. "T hey worried that her activism could result in isolation for her — and evening news footage of protestors in front of the hospital." He acknowledged that she would fit beautifully in more politically diverse markets, but her public expression of her views could make her and the facility a target. Google results aren't always a deterrent for employers. Sometimes a search reveals unique stories that help a candidate be successful. For example, I'm working with Brent Herron, M.D., a family medicine resident. Herron wants an atypical schedule: working late some days and taking some Fridays off to train for triathlons and manage endurance sports events. Typically, that kind of flexibility is earned over time, and practice administrators worry about priorities when a candidate asks for Fridays off even before interviewing. Several practices passed on Herron without reading anything other than his schedule criteria. So I asked a hospital-employed practice to take a second look at Herron and sent along a link about his community involvement. Before going to medical school, Herron started a nonprofit that helps endurance athletes raise money for the nonprofit of their choice. He explains, "The inspiration came from my father being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and my realization that everyone has a 'multiple sclerosis' in their life that motivates them." The practice considering Herron cares for a large, urban, younger adult demographic — exactly the kind of working adults who would value weeknight appointments. Once his prospective employers understood why Herron made the request, they began to see how his schedule could work well for their practice. Another kind of Google hit that makes our day? An engagement announcement or wedding website. It's wonderful to see pictures of a happy, glowing couple, and the narrative about what you enjoy

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