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Why Working With a Physician Recruiter Can Land You Your Dream Job | HospitalRecruiting.com

Why Working With a Physician Recruiter Can Land You Your Dream Job | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Finding a new job can feel overwhelming— you have to consider the impact on your career, uprooting your family, novel work-place politics, and the list goes on. Figuring out how to organize your search can seem like a shot in the dark, especially if you are at a transition point in your career, want to cast a wide net, or are unsure of the job market.

The job search is where physician recruiters shine; they have years or decades of experience managing these painful— but rewarding— transitions, and can provide you with valuable insight. After you've done your research and chosen a reputable recruiter, he or she will go to bat to help you land the job yo
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Self-actualization in Medicine Part 1: Your Hierarchy of Needs | HospitalRecruiting.com

Self-actualization in Medicine Part 1: Your Hierarchy of Needs | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
When you are a new doctor jumping on board an established practice, it is expected that you subscribe to a way of doing things. Maybe these ways are right or maybe they’re wrong. Can you abide them or can the practice abide your not abiding them? You’ve always dreamed of how you would treat, educate, and relate to patients, and a well-oiled machine (i.e., an established practice) invites no torpedoes. Sometimes you must draw the line right away if you think there are dangers to patients or unethical practices. When your moral compass points south, it takes no time before you walk out the door. Other times you assimilate without difficulty; at some point, however, you will want to be your own person, your own doctor. Will you be a torpedo or an additional gear in the well-oiled machine?
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Four Reasons Your Medical Practice Should Embrace CAM | HospitalRecruiting.com

Four Reasons Your Medical Practice Should Embrace CAM | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it

"Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) refers to any therapy that is not a part of standard Western medicine. Despite increasing interest from patients - up to a third of Americans use some form of CAM - western medicine has historically vilified these practices as not evidenced based and without much merit. Despite this, many CAM practices are beneficial to patients and can safely be integrated into your medical practice.

Read on to see why your practice should start incorporating CAM"

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Recruiting a Diverse Workforce in Healthcare | HospitalRecruiting.com

Recruiting a Diverse Workforce in Healthcare | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
The prevailing wisdom is that a diverse workforce in the healthcare industry can lead to better patient outcomes. A workforce that better represents patients may be more adept in practicing cultural competency, awareness, and sensitivity. Institutions that work toward diversity in their recruitment and acquisition can see many positive results for their efforts; as their workforce expands to better meet the needs of their consumers, their environment and brand may also reap benefits. Moving toward a more diverse facility is something almost every healthcare provider should prioritize.
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Top 9 Tips to Pick the Best Answers for USMLE Questions | HospitalRecruiting.com

Top 9 Tips to Pick the Best Answers for USMLE Questions | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
The USMLE Step 1 has multiple questions, each requiring a unique strategy to arrive at the best answer. Here are 9 tips to help you finish your USMLE test on time, if not early, and get maximum answers right.
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How One Doctor Lost $67,500 in Less Than a Minute | by Mitchel Schwindt, M.D.

How One Doctor Lost $67,500 in Less Than a Minute | by Mitchel Schwindt, M.D. | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
...I was not fully vested and would have to forfeit over $67,000.

Poof...Gone forever.

Holy shit. Seriously?!?

What a painful lesson. One I never want to repeat, and one I hope you never have to face. If only I would have used a financial advisor at the start, this painful lesson could have been avoided, before plowing blindly ahead into investments I didn't full
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Private Practice 101 – Tips for Building Your Medical Practice | HospitalRecruiting.com

Private Practice 101 – Tips for Building Your Medical Practice | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
You have the knowledge and training to provide the best care to your patients, but do you know how to maintain and grow your medical practice? While medicine is a calling, healthcare is very much a business.

Here are a several essential strategies you’ll need to grow your medical practice and keep it off life support.
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What Physicians Earn in the Fastest Growing States | HospitalRecruiting.com

What Physicians Earn in the Fastest Growing States | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
When you’re considering a move, you need to know how earnings in one state compare to the national average... If you’re like most Americans, you want to move to a Sun Belt state with warm weather or a western state with spectacular beauty. Some fast-growing states are huge while others have fewer people than Chicago. Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, here is what physicians earn in the fastest growing states.
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Fantasyland Memorial Clinic “Quality Measures” | by Ryan Montoya, M.D. 

Fantasyland Memorial Clinic “Quality Measures” | by Ryan Montoya, M.D.  | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Fantasyland Memorial Clinic - a new medical humor comic presented by HospitalRecruiting.com.
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How Physician Choices Can Lead to Burnout | by Mitchel Schwindt, M.D.

How Physician Choices Can Lead to Burnout | by Mitchel Schwindt, M.D. | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
An impossible task would be to find a physician who has never wished to rewind time, even if just for a brief moment long enough to make a different decision. Patients are increasingly complicated and decision making cumbersome and pressured by the scarcity of time.  As a generality, physicians pride themselves on their decision-making prowess, but this same skill can be clouded by ego and error...

Life in the trenches is difficult at best. Medicine continues to advance at an exponential rate, but physician burnout remains constant. Who will step forward with a solution before all the healers are destroyed?
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9 Networking Tips Every Healthcare Provider Should Know | HospitalRecruiting.com

9 Networking Tips Every Healthcare Provider Should Know | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it

Providers. Physicians. Physician assistants. Nurse practitioners. Allied health professionals. No matter what type of medical position you’re in, tending to a network of colleagues pays off by attracting opportunities right to your doorstep. Keep reading to learn nine networking tips for healthcare professionals to build and nurture a network full of valuable contacts...

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After Chicago Mercy shooting doctors respond to NRA with #ThisIsOurLane tweets

"Hospitals are supposed to be places of healing, not death. Schools are supposed to be places of learning, not death. Churches are supposed to be places of worship, not death,” Eugene Gu, a surgeon and scientist, wrote on Twitter.

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6 Best Practices for Marketing a New Physician Practice | HospitalRecruiting.com

6 Best Practices for Marketing a New Physician Practice | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
In competitive healthcare environments, building a new practice may feel like an uphill battle. Whether you are a provider starting out solo, or you are joining a group practice, it is not likely that patients will just show up knocking at the door. The reality is that in competitive marketplaces, patients today have a lot of options. Even with the support of a group or hospital practice, building a strong patient referral base can take an enormous amount of time and effort, and success rarely happens overnight.

Each practice is different, every market unique, and each specialty has its various challenges. There is not a “one size fits all” approach for how to successfully market a new physician practice. However, there are some basic strategies when implemented correctly that have proven effective
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Self-actualization in Medicine Part 2: Identifying Potential Complications | HospitalRecruiting.com

Self-actualization in Medicine Part 2: Identifying Potential Complications | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Doctors, especially long-established doctors, are tempted to treat their junior partners like children. It’s a variation on the “what do you want to be when you grow up?” and senior physicians are self-appointed gurus for how you should practice medicine. It’s not dictatorial or mean-spirited, however. You must remember an established practice has a good reputation for good reasons. Nevertheless, senior physicians expect their subordinates to be obedient and productive and not upset the course of the practice.

When intolerable limitations aren’t known before committing to a practice, they can brew like an ugly abscess, inflamed and painful. It’s no fun being the foreign body that initiates a practice’s innate immune system against you. This is a psychological burden that is unexpected while you’re trying balance risks vs benefits, follow a therapeutic flow sheet, or even concoct an empiric regimen. Can this burden be avoided? Just what are the warning signals?
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Combating Sexual Harassment in Healthcare | HospitalRecruiting.com

Combating Sexual Harassment in Healthcare | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Institutions must strive for an environment that promotes respect for all staff – regardless of their position in the hierarchy. From maintenance personnel to rainmaker physicians and administrators, every employee’s role is critical to the operation of the institution, and every employee must be treated with professionalism and dignity. Lawsuits are costly, as is turnover, but the damage to an institution’s reputation and brand may be a cost that no healthcare provider can afford. Without the trust of the community, institutions may struggle maintain their position as a leading provider their area.
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6 Tips for Finding a Healthcare Job in Another State | HospitalRecruiting.com

6 Tips for Finding a Healthcare Job in Another State | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Do you dream of looking out your window and seeing the Rocky Mountains? Do you envision going to a warm, sandy beach after your shift at the hospital instead of driving home in the snow? One big hurdle stands in the way of making your fantasy a reality, the difficulty of finding a job in another state.
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Choose My Medical Specialty | HospitalRecruiting.com

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Choose My Medical Specialty | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Choosing the right medical career is, like any other form of employment, filled with philosophically wondrous but functionally useless platitudes. The adage “do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life” decorates countless commencement speeches and career day addresses. Maybe that works for some jobs. In medicine, that strikes me as a bit backwards.
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Physicians, Don’t Let These Excuses Stop Your Salary Negotiations  | HospitalRecruiting.com

Physicians, Don’t Let These Excuses Stop Your Salary Negotiations  | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Yes! No! Definitely! Definitely not! Maybe. Yes, it’s a definite maybe! Early, late, half-time, never?  You first. NEVER you first. When? How? Where? You changed your mind. Paper, email, text, a singing telegram? Get in their face; be demure. NEVER use these words; ALWAYS use these words. Is the market up or down? Wear blue. Wear black. Wear scrubs.

Such are the agonies, uncertainties, and the perseveration of negotiating a salary. You shouldn’t have to suffer so much – you did enough of that during your training. I’m providing some excuses you can use to avoid the discomfort of salary negotiation. Try them on before your interview. You’ll find something. If you don’t find a good fit, don’t worry. The universe never runs out of excuses.
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Physician Job Search: 5 Things I Wish I Had Done Differently | HospitalRecruiting.com

Physician Job Search: 5 Things I Wish I Had Done Differently | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
View your first job as a potential life partner and plan accordingly- you want a sense of contentment when you wake up knowing you will spend more time at this position than with your significant other. Viewing your job in this way, it is easy to understand why you must be clear about your likes, and dislikes as well.
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Finding and Retaining Top Talent for Your Medical Practice | HospitalRecruiting.com

Finding and Retaining Top Talent for Your Medical Practice | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Taking the time to ensure that you have the right staff may be one of the most important elements for a practice. It requires significant time and effort; however, there are few things that can provide a higher return on your investment.
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Coffee: Black Medicine | by Faith Coleman, M.D. 

Coffee: Black Medicine | by Faith Coleman, M.D.  | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it

A story retrieved from the WebMD archives declares, “Doctors and Nurses are Fueled by Coffee.” In 2010, Harris Interactive, a market research agency, orchestrated a survey on coffee consumption. It included more than 3,600 coffee-drinking workers representing 12 professions.1 Nurses achieved the top honor(?). It didn’t take a survey to figure that out. Whether a rare cup - hot and fresh, or cold swill from last night, they drink what they’ve got to get the job done. [Sidebar: I was applying to nursing schools, but my father saved me from myself when he said nursing wasn’t for me. He was right. Being a nurse is way too much work!]

Physicians ranked second in coffee consumption from among the...

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How Physician Choices Can Lead to Burnout | by Mitchel Schwindt, M.D.

How Physician Choices Can Lead to Burnout | by Mitchel Schwindt, M.D. | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
An impossible task would be to find a physician who has never wished to rewind time, even if just for a brief moment long enough to make a different decision. Patients are increasingly complicated and decision making cumbersome and pressured by the scarcity of time.  As a generality, physicians pride themselves on their decision-making prowess, but this same skill can be clouded by ego and error...

Life in the trenches is difficult at best. Medicine continues to advance at an exponential rate, but physician burnout remains constant. Who will step forward with a solution before all the healers are destroyed?
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Red Doctors and Blue Doctors. What about the Color Purple? | HospitalRecruiting.com

Red Doctors and Blue Doctors. What about the Color Purple? | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Politics is a very strange thing. It changes your friends and your enemies faster than the turnover in a schoolyard playground. It is a flawed system in which the disgruntled are tempted to think that the only people politicians represent are themselves. Like most responsible people, politicians are neither as bad as their detractors say nor as good as they themselves feel they are. A moral compass is usually there, but it is fragile because its needle is easily magnetized toward the politician him or herself.

Being a physician requires a crystal-clear moral compass because it’s too hard and too important of a job to do for just money. The labor, whether it’s cost efficient or not, is worth the satisfaction of doing one’s best while helping someone out the most. For doctors, their moral compass points to true North; for politicians, it sometimes points the way the wind is blowing.
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Pursuit of Happiness and a Healthy Lifestyle as a Resident Physician | Faith Coleman, M.D. 

Pursuit of Happiness and a Healthy Lifestyle as a Resident Physician | Faith Coleman, M.D.  | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
Physician well-being has become high priority and high visibility. Concern about well-being is almost invariably coupled with concern for physician burnout. We see these concerns in almost every issue of every reputable medical journal. The attention is appropriate, essential, and long overdue. We preach the importance of prevention and risk management to our patients, but we are oblivious to our own needs for th
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Tales from the Trenches: A True Urologic Emergency | HospitalRecruiting.com

Tales from the Trenches: A True Urologic Emergency | HospitalRecruiting.com | Physician Articles, News, and Humor | Scoop.it
As a second-year resident with only a few weeks of urology experience, I was used to introducing myself whenever entering the ER, hoping to summon a façade of expertise and bravado that was not entirely familiar to me. However, on this occasion, as soon as I passed through the double doors of the ER, I was summoned urgently to the first trauma bays by a frantic looking ER attending. I walked by a very uncomfortable looking police officer standing just outside before entering the trauma bay to find the entire trauma team assembled next to the patient.
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