AAP offers physician re-entry tool kit

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Jan. 24, 2011

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Returning to medical practice after an extended period can be a daunting task, but it's one facing a growing number of physicians.

A free publication by the American Academy of Pediatrics aims to help, by encouraging physicians to plan ahead (link).

It guides physicians through the questions they should ask and steps they should take before leaving practice, as well as what to do in the interim and when they return to work. The publication is part of the AAP's physician re-entry to the work force project, a collaborative of several organizations to facilitate physician re-entry and examine related issues.

"The inventory stresses the need for physicians to look at re-entry as they would any other career move and prepare accordingly," said Holly Mulvey, project co-director. "By addressing personal considerations, regulatory issues, medical liability coverage, financial options and a host of relevant information, the inventory assists physicians in strategically planning for re-entry."

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