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  • Best Practices for Chief Residents

    Best Practices for Chief Residents Every Chief Resident wants his or her year to be the best it can be. The best for the program, best for patients, best for the residents, and best for the Chief. One of the most effective ways to set the highest standards for your own program is to learn from what others have done before. In a recent Leadership Forum for Chief Residents in Ophthalmology, Wesley Millican, President of CareerPhysician, led a ...
  • Practice Operations Overview

    "So. What are you going to do when you complete your medical training?" It's a question you're probably hearing a lot from your family, your friends and your colleagues. Answering that question will involve a lot of research and hard work on your part. However, developing the knowledge and skills to answer it successfully for you was likely not part of your medical training.You are in the Medical Physician in Transition phase. ...
  • Conducting an Effective Employment Search

    Introduction After several years of significant effort, you are now ready to begin your search for the perfect medical practice opportunity. Maybe you have already practiced and are looking for a change. Whatever your situation, you now want to search for a position and it is important that you find one that is a good fit with your knowledge, skills and personal goals. If you are completing a residency or fellowship, it is likely that the final ...
  • International Protocol

    Going Global – A Guide on International Protocols We live and work in a global economy. Thanks to the conveniences of modern technology, geographic distance is not a barrier for conducting business worldwide. It is likely that you have already encountered various forms of cultural diversity in your career as a physician. Whether it is through teachers, peers, colleagues, advisors, or patients, you will continuously find yourself ...
  • Malpractice and Risk Management

    Medical Professional Liability Coverage When choosing a malpractice insurance carrier, several issues should be discussed prior to making a decision. Some of these include: Ability to choose own attorney Point in a claim situation when legal representation is provided Choosing occurrence coverage vs. claims made coverage Consent to settle Limits of liability Risk management services Cancellation terms Premiums Hospitals usually require limits of ...
  • Creating an Accountability Culture

    Creating an Accountability Culture Your year as Chief Resident or Senior fellow offers a wealth of opportunities for establishing life-long work habits and philosophies that can sustain a fruitful and successful medical career. One of the most important skills to cultivate is a commitment to a culture of accountability. In the simplest terms, accountability is about driving positive results in the workplace. But from an individual, professional ...
  • Giving Effective Feedback

    Giving Effective Feedback In a working environment, especially in a clinical teaching environment, quality communication is the oil that makes the machine run. And at the heart of good communication among co-workers is the core ability to provide and accept focused feedback. One of the keys to unlocking and using focused feedback is knowing the difference between activities and results. “Know the difference between activities and ...
  • Personality Assessment

    Overview of Personality Assessment Tools Organization development professionals, marriage and family counselors, and psychologists all use a variety of assessment tools to determine how individuals process information, how they relate to one another, how they handle conflict, behave in a team, make decisions, deal with change, and communicate. One of the oldest known personality typing systems is the Enneagram, which is thought by some to have ...
  • A Chief Resident’s Charge: Critical Aspects to Success

    A Chief Resident’s Charge: Critical Aspects to Success “Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.”-Albert Schweitzer At a recent Leadership Forum for Chief Residents in Ophthalmology , Dr. Karl Golnik met with a group of newly-appointed Chief Residents. Dr. Golnik is the Ophthalmology Program Director at the University of Cincinnati. “What are your responsibilities as Chief ...
  • Organizational Skills and Tools

    Regardless of where you are in your medical career management, just starting residency, taking on the role of Chief Resident, starting a medical fellowship or starting in a new practice, you will most certainly benefit from enhancing your organizational skills and the tools you use to support them. We've all observed a well-organized professional in our educational, training and work environments - and it's easy to see that a smart and ...
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