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.
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The word mentor comes to us from Mentor who, in ancient Greek myth, was the counselor to Telemachus, the wandering son of Ulysses.
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Networking for the Right Job

Networking is by far the most effective way to find a practice opportunity that is a good fit with both your skills and personality. About two-thirds of all positions are filled through networking, because it only stands to reason that employers would prefer to hire someone referred by colleagues they know and trust.
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Networking for Success

When it came to the practice of medicine, Jennifer Lee* was tops in her class at Howard University and was one of the most prized staff members at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
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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 excellence.
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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. 
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