Career and Life Planning Guidebook for Medical Residents

Chapter Bibliography This chapter is editorial in nature with anecdotal evidence based on the experience of healthcare professionals willing to share their personal experiences to support and inform the decision of those new to the field. Therefore, no specific research is referenced for this chapter. Congratulations on reading The Transition! NEXT STEP: Track your progress with THE TRACKER – an action plan for you to apply The Transition lessons learned. This step-by-step action plan consisting of reading assignments, exercises, checklists, assessments and additional resources to help you transition from training into your work/life by making good sound decisions. To access your The Transition TRACKER , go to Our vision for health care starts with you. Make a real impact in patients’ lives through compassion and commitment. For career opportunities, please visit Sandra P. Physician At Optum Care, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we’re not just imagining a world where health care works better for everyone—we’re putting all our resources into creating it. For us, it starts by giving the patient and physician more meaningful time together. By putting the patient back at the heart of medicine and the physician at its forefront, we are creating a more effective and efficienct kind of care. We achieve this thanks to our nationwide system of value-based care that Optum Care physicians share and improve upon. And, we have the scale and influence to make an impact on our national system of health. Join us at Optum, the largest medical group in the country. Helping people live healthier lives will undoubtedly lead you to your life’s best work. SM Optum provides administrative and business support services to both its owned and affiliated medical practices which are part of Optum. Each medical practice partner and their physician employees have complete authority with regards to all medical decision-making and patient care. Optum’s support services do not interfere with or control the practice of medicine provided by the medical practices of any of their physicians. Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum and its affiliated medical proactices are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. © 2020 Optum. All rights reserved. This publication should not be construed as professional advice or an opinion on any specific facts or circumstances. The contents are intended for general information purposes only, and you are urged to consult a professional with appropriate expertise concerning your own situation and specified questions. SECTION III: T MINUS ONE YEAR CAREER AND LIFE PLANNING GUIDEBOOK FOR MEDICAL RESIDENTS 347