How to Assess a Medical Practice Opportunity
by Mark Conley, VP, Merritt Hawkins
As a professional physician recruiter, I have spoken to hundreds of pediatricians and other physicians seeking medical practice opportunities. It is almost inevitable that the first two questions are about location and compensation. While these are obviously important questions, pediatricians interested in determining if a practice opportunity is right for them should go much deeper.
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Want to Land THE Position?
Some Dos and Don’ts When Seeking a Job
by Pat Borrowdale, Practice Manager, Pediatric Health Associates
• Feel free to ask questions! The better you are informed about the position, the easier it will be for you to make a decision. It also gives the impression that you are interested in learning about the practice.
• Include your professional interests on your CV. Do you have a passion to serve the underserved? Are you looking to perform procedures?
• Job hop frequently! It tends to make a recruiter wonder why you could not settle into a job or pick the right one.
• Tell an interviewer that they should assign less desirable patients to someone else!
Consider the Advantages of a Job in a
Rural or Semi-Rural Area
by Bruce Guyant, Regional Director of Physician Recruiting, LifePoint Hospitals
If I were a new pediatric resident or fellow completing my training, I would focus my job search on rural or semi-rural areas. Communities in these areas are in great need of physicians and are providing practices with the best professional opportunities, because of the depth and scope of procedures being performed in these practices.
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