Regardless of the market demand for residents’ particular specialty, experts recommend that physicians in training start their search early and strategically.
Many specialties are seeing increases that roughly mirror the inflation rate, but there are exceptions in the surgical specialties and some medicine subspecialties
Physicians seeking a practice opportunity might think of the cover letter as an old-fashioned, generally unimportant component of their application for or expression of interest in a position, but that is not the case.
The primary reason for physician turnover is poor cultural fit, and when thinking through this phenomenon, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. On the contrary, first interviews generally last no longer than a day-and-half and second interviews may last two days with a preponderance of the time dedicated to searching for a home.
The ever-changing digital environment makes it possible for physicians seeking a practice opportunity to quickly identify open positions and define their search to include specific criteria such as region, employment model, practice setting, and subspecialty expertise.
Contracts: Understanding your status as a scarce commodity in constant demand leaves maintaining a work-life balance completely up to you.
If your employment is contingent upon being able to admit, treat, or operate on patients within a hospital setting or you are accepting an employed position with a hospital, you need to review the hospital’s medical staff bylaws and rules and regulations.