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  • How to Increase the Number of Primary Care Physicians
  • 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Negotiating Your First Employment Agreement
  • What To Do (and Not Do) When You Are Sued: Ten Tips for the Physician Defendant
  • Academic vs Private Practice Ophthalmology
  • What Are Good Goals?

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  • How to Increase the Number of Primary Care Physicians

    How to Increase the Number of Primary Care Physicians Demand for Doctors Reaches All-Time High By Art Young Takeaways The recently passed healthcare act will give new insurance coverage to 32 million people Because of a lack of compensation, there are not enough primary care physicians Solutions to this challenge will come from innovative new policies The recently passed healthcare reform legislation in the United States will soon give 32 ...
  • 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 ...
  • What To Do (and Not Do) When You Are Sued: Ten Tips for the Physician Defendant

    Finding yourself on the wrong end of a medical malpractice suit can be a professionally disheartening and personally devastating event in a physician's career. But, statistically, a majority of U.S. physicians will be sued at least once during their lifetime. And, depending on specialty and practice location, many doctors can expect to be the target of multiple professional liability actions during their careers. While being a defendant in a ...
  • Academic vs Private Practice Ophthalmology

    Andrew G. Lee, MD Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City, Iowa The decision to enter academic or private practice is one of the most important choices that a resident can make. This article compares the advantages and disadvantages of each career choice. Academic ophthalmology, like private practice ophthalmology, generally includes a mix of outpatient clinical medicine and ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lights! Camera! Action!

    Prepare: Before you go on camera: Attire Wear dark blue or brown and try to avoid black. Know Your Story Focus your broad knowledge of your subject into three key messages that tell a complete story. Think about what you would like the headline to be, and what you want your audience to remember. Consider the Audience Whom are you trying to reach? Make sure your messages and your supporting information are tailored to your audience. Avoid jargon ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Getting to Your Goals

    Whether you're taking on the position of Chief Resident in your program, starting a fellowship just starting your residency, or launching your medical career in a new practice you probably know exactly what you want to accomplish. Or do you? If you answered no, you have plenty of company. In a recent survey, fewer than 1% of polled residents and fellows have their professional goals in writing. This article focuses on the importance of ...
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