Self-assessment, up-front research, and ample time for interactions are key
Most physicians go into medicine fully expecting to spend their careers in patient care, and the vast majority do just that for three decades or so.
Most physicians who make their way into satisfying practice careers in a specialty they enjoy — and especially those who also end up in leadership roles — are usually quick to point out to their younger colleagues that they received some help, perhaps even a whole lot of assistance, along the way.
Young physicians can — and increasingly do — ask for preferred schedules or other accommodations, but there’s a time and place and way to broach the subject
Both the age-old joys of an inherently varied practice and new types of practice opportunities are drawing physicians to the specialty.
When physicians start looking for their second practice opportunity, most expect the process to be easier than the first time because they're older, more experienced and, presumably, a bit wiser than they were when they left residency.