Physicians hone their job search strategies

Connected coverage — selected articles on trends, challenges and controversies in the changing world of medicine.

Posted June 17, 2013

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Surveys have found that doctors are growing more comfortable with the idea of being employed rather than being in private practice, and that physician turnover in the marketplace is on the rise. That means a lot of doctors are job hunting. But are they going about it the right way?

American Medical News has written numerous articles that provide tips to job-seeking physicians, so that they can find the positions they want — and make sure that where they think they want to work is actually where they want to be.

Physician career moves: List before you leap

Using a priority checklist can help save doctors a lot of time, money and heartache when it comes to choosing a work situation. But writing the list is only the first move in a four-step process that can ensure that physicians are where they want to be.

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Physician job search: Showcase your teamwork

Whether a doctor gets the job he or she wants might come down to one question: Are you a team player? That is being asked of physicians more often in job interviews as concepts such as patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations take hold.

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How mobile devices can help a physician land a job

One of the most effective tools doctors can have in an employment search is a smartphone or tablet. The growth of mobile job alerts, employment apps and other tools can help a physician speed up the job-hunting process.

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Confronting bias against obese patients

Medical educators are starting to raise awareness about how weight-related stigma can impair patient-physician communication and the treatment of obesity. Read story

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American Medical News is ceasing publication after 55 years of serving physicians by keeping them informed of their rapidly changing profession. Read story

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Policing medical practice employees after work

Doctors can try to regulate staff actions outside the office, but they must watch what they try to stamp out and how they do it. Read story

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Diabetes prevention: Set on a course for lifestyle change

The YMCA's evidence-based program is helping prediabetic patients eat right, get active and lose weight. Read story

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Medicaid's muddled preventive care picture

The health system reform law promises no-cost coverage of a lengthy list of screenings and other prevention services, but some beneficiaries still might miss out. Read story

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How to get tax breaks for your medical practice

Federal, state and local governments offer doctors incentives because practices are recognized as economic engines. But physicians must know how and where to find them. Read story

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Advance pay ACOs: A down payment on Medicare's future

Accountable care organizations that pay doctors up-front bring practice improvements, but it's unclear yet if program actuaries will see a return on investment. Read story

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Physician liability: Your team, your legal risk

When health care team members drop the ball, it's often doctors who end up in court. How can physicians improve such care and avoid risks? Read story

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