4 Crucial Considerations in Contract Negotiations

March 19, 2015

  Contracts: What you don’t know can hurt you. During medical education, we are taught how to be great clinicians and care providers, but we are not taught much about the business of medicine and how to manage our careers.  This information is critical as you finish training and... Read More

Top 10 Physician Phone Interview Fails

February 24, 2015

Recently while lecturing to a group of residents, one young physician asked a question:  “Dr., two weeks ago I had a phone interview with a potential job, and since then both the HR person and the recruiter are not responding to my emails or calls.  What do you think is... Read More

How to Evaluate Offers for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Career

February 9, 2015

As you prepare to transition to clinical practice from your nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or other advanced-practice clinician training program, you are likely to receive a variety of job offers.  Choosing among these offers can be a tough task, especially when combined with the other professional and personal responsibilities... Read More

What Successful Residents Do

December 31, 2014

Image Credit: com_salud     Whether you’re transitioning from med school to residency or currently working toward completing your residency, you’ve probably set yourself the goal of making 2015 a successful time in your career. While there are broad strategies you can adopt to set yourself up for your... Read More

The “Business Side” of your Medical Career – Tips for Graduating Residents

November 20, 2014

Image Credit: Alexander Stein A medical education teaches you a lot; you are, after all, responsible for maintaining people’s lives and well-beings. However, there are lessons you may not learn that are crucial in determining whether you have a successful career. In a 2011 survey of final-year medical residents... Read More