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  • How to Increase the Number of Primary Care Physicians
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  • What Are Good Goals?

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  • Productivity-Based Physician Compensation

    A recent study by the American Medical Group Association found that over two-thirds of U.S. medical groups use productivity-based systems to determine at lease half of physician compensation. Many practices, especially single-specialty groups, are finding that productivity-based compensation models can be more fair and equitable than other models, such as capitation or fixed-salary models. Healthcare industry consultants also point out that, for ...
  • How networking can help young physicians land your first position

    Casting a Wide Net How networking can help young physicians land your first position by Wesley Millican Every young physician knows it’s important to keep up with the latest research. But if you’re looking for your first job after a residency or fellowship, extra journal reading may not be your smartest move. Most of the best jobs never make it into the journal classifieds—or into the active files of headhunters. They’re ...
  • The Cover Letter (Sample #1 Introduction Using Key Referral Strategy)

    The Cover Letter (Sample #1 Introduction Using Key Referral Strategy) Below is a sample physician resume cover letter for use when you have acquired a senior physician or professional referral into practice and/or opportunity. This should be a brief letter to supplement and provide further explanation of your interest in the opportunity and your CV. It should also communicate to the reader that you are proactive in your approach and committed to ...
  • 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Negotiating Your First Employment Agreement

    5 things to keep in mind when negotiating your first employment agreement: 1) Always Negotiate: An institution's or practice's goal is always to attract the best talent with the leanest economic and professional package possible. Failure to negotiate for those personal, professional, and economic items important to you and your family will likely have negative long term implications on your time in the role. It is better to "ask in ...
  • Why Are You Afraid To Call?

    In 20 years of supporting the career needs of America's young physicians, residents and fellows, I have learned that the stigmas of residency and fellowship live on for many years post training. Countless numbers of newly minted physicians approach the job market as if they are still subservient figures doomed to forever comply with the nonstop demands of senior attendings or practicing physicians. It is time to realize that at the ...
  • What Are Good Goals?

    Throughout history great thinkers and average folk have asked two questions central to our successful existence: "Who am I?" and "What do I want?" Together, they pose a tricky riddle and many of us will likely live our entire lives without ever answering either one! But most of us would agree that one path toward solving the puzzle is to think about, articulate and set goals for our lives. At a recent Leadership Forum for ...
  • Employment Contract Negotiation Tactics

    In a companion Career Physician article , we offer a range of suggested tips and strategies for managing the process of a successful e mployment agreement and physician contract negotiation . Our approach in that article was a broad, strategic overview of employment agreement negotiations. In this article we focus more specifically on the actual negotiation itself, offering tactical advice on how to get the best deal you can. Dealpoints ...
  • Formal Dining: 12 Rules of Etiquette

    You might be surprised to realize how important professional protocol is to realizing your professional, as well as your personal goals. A recent study conducted by Harvard University , Stanford Research Institute, and the Carnegie Foundation revealed that technical knowledge accounts for only 15% of why a person gets a job and keeps a job. The other 85% is based on soft skills, people skills, or what is known as professional etiquette. In the ...
  • How to Purchase a Medical Practice

    The current state of the healthcare industry has created an extremely dynamic and sometimes unpredictable marketplace for private practices across the U.S. If you're considering buying into this volatile market you'll need to be rigorous in assessing the true and transferable value of any practice you're analyzing for potential purchase. You'll likely seek out trusted professional help to ensure that your purchase agreement is ...
  • Practice Financial Statements

    The biggest medical career decision you will make following your medical training will likely be joining a medical practice. A practice is a small business and you will be entering the business of medicine. Very likely you will have business partners in this enterprise. As with any investigation into a business’s financial health and stability, you must perform a rigorous analysis of the practice’s finances and business metrics. Two ...
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