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.
Dr. Neff is a family physician currently serving in a leadership position at Bassett Army Community Hospital in Fort Wainwright, Alaska. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, she completed a Family Medicine residency at the Fort Bragg Army Medical Center in 2004. She wants people interested in military medicine to know it’s possible to have both a successful career and an active family life.
U.S. Army sleep medicine specialist discusses his path in medicine and how his clinical research may have helped detect a new sleep disorder, allowing soldiers and civilians to sleep better at night.
Regardless of the market demand for residents’ particular specialty, experts recommend that physicians in training start their search early and strategically.