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A practical guide for residents, fellows, and physicians making career decisions, this book provides tools, techniques, and resources that can be employed in the job search, in evaluating opportunities, in negotiating contracts, and in making job transitions. The book helps readers identify goals, assemble support systems of advisors, access resources, evaluate positions and practices, employ negotiating skills so they can obtain favorable contract terms, secure the best practice opportunities available, and make the transition with security — and confidence that they have made the best decision based on their individual preferences. Charts, tables, query lists, and anecdotes are included throughout to educate, stimulate questions, and help readers identify and avoid problems.
* Book is a career road map for tailored for residents, fellows. It breaks an overwhelming task into logical and workable sequential steps * Query lists help the reader identify goals, evaluate potential opportunities, and negotiate favorable contract terms * Dozens of anecdotes, real life situations provide easy to understand lessons to physicians can understand and relate to help them avoid pitfalls and costly mistakes others have experienced * Sample CVs may be used as templates for their own CVs * Names and addresses of national and state medical organizations make it easy to apply for credentials and medical and plan important dates * Key terms educate readers to terms they will hear in negotiations and encounter in their new practice positions