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Sacrifice as a Career Booster

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In a perfect world, as a reward for all the hard work of medical school, you would be able to have a well-paying career with a perfectly balanced life in a fabulous community. Unfortunately, the world of medicine is not perfect. Potential employers have their dream list, too, built on their own all-too-important needs. The dichotomy of physicians’ desires for quality lifestyles against hospitals’ needs for medical services is the biggest battle non-metropolitan hospitals face. Physicians are increasingly placing more emphasis on their quality of life and limiting their availability for certain tasks. Hospitals, however, still have the same coverage needs they have always had, if not more. As the economy becomes more unpredictable, hospitals are going to have to be more particular about whom they hire. As a consequence, some physicians will find it harder to get their ideal jobs, while others are going to be rewarded better than ever. (more…)

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