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Work Smarter, Not Harder: Knowing the Players and Rules to the Game of Healthcare and Understanding Market-Driven Healthcare can be a Game-Changer in your job-search process. When you first thought of becoming a physician, you were, of course, focused on the obvious:  doing well in school, scoring well on standardized tests, having a portfolio and […]

Searching for a job in healthcare can be overwhelming. No matter where you are in your career, from just out of training to nearing retirement, it’s difficult to know where to start. Searching for a job can be particularly frustrating if you are already working long days and don’t feel like you have a break—isn’t […]

When following an adventure trail, a straight line is always the easiest route from Point A to Point B, but when planning your job search, you must blaze a new trail.  Without a well developed plan, you may end up traveling in circles, running into dead ends, or finishing last in line. Your journey is […]

As a physician you have invested years of your life and money you did not have focusing on one goal- to practice medicine.  How early in residency should you start to look? If you have an idea of where you would like to live start now! If you don’t know where you want to live, […]

Crafting Your Elevator Pitch As A Physician What is an elevator pitch? There are many explanations, but essentially it’s about “selling” yourself by describing who you are and why someone else should care – in 30 seconds or less.  Interestingly, the term is taken from the early days of Internet explosion when web development needed […]

If you’ve ever been to a conference or physician career fair, you know that it’s sort of like a real fair (the ones with animals, balloons and cotton candy). There are dizzying amounts of people, lots of booths and tons of free giveaways. If you’re lucky, you can probably find popcorn, too. While it might […]

If you’re searching for your first job after residency, knowing how to find positions can be a little challenging. There are many different ways to go about searching for a physician job, and each of them have pros and cons. Depending on your personality, schedule and desired position, you might want to utilize a few […]

Graduating from residency and landing your first job isn’t just exciting — it’s a huge milestone. With that milestone comes a regular physician salary, which is one of the things you’ve worked so hard for over the years. During the first few months (or years) of regular employment, you might experience a bit of a […]

If you’re searching for your first doctor career, you’ve likely heard your fair share of tips about what (and what not) to do during your job search. By now, you probably know that your physician cover letter should be succinct and to the point and your resume should be clean and free of errors. Of […]

Dear Dr. Goodhook, I’m interested in working with a third-party physician recruitment firm to help with my job search. My self-guided search has been daunting and overwhelming, to say the least. However, I’m a little bit wary, because a lot of people are skeptical of recruiters. Do you have any specific advice about how to […]