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As a Physician These are the Qualities I Value in a Recruiter

I think a fair assumption is that most reading this have been part of a team effort in the workplace: played a sport growing up or participated in a …

Employment

Hot Nursing Career: Gerontological Nurse Practitioner

Gerontological nurse practitioner job opportunities remain strong. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for all types …

Employment

New Laws Affecting Your Recruitment Strategies

In cities and states across the country, new legislation is aimed at leveling the playing field for applicants to find gainful employment. …

Employment

Career Hacks for Healthcare Practitioners

Working as a healthcare practitioner is a rewarding but a very demanding job. While you may be working in a high demand field, it is still important …

Digital Health

CME Conferences to Attend in 2018

CME conferences are the perfect way to broaden knowledge, learn new techniques and skills, and connect with colleagues. The multitude of options …

Mayo Clinic

Why I Still Love Medicine

Even though the media often portrays physicians as burned out and barely hanging on, this is not the reality for most who work in healthcare. Each …

Medical Technology

Nursing Conferences to Attend in 2018

The weather and your job may seem tedious at this time of year. Spark up your life and career by making plans to attend a conference in a warm, sunny …

Deductible

5 mistakes this doctor made when negotiating his contract

The final year of any residency is a time of accelerated independence, moonlighting, and an intense search for that first job as an attending. This …

Health Care

Selling Relocation to Attract Top Talent

In a recent blog post we discussed how employee engagement begins with your job posting — that every communication you put out in the world is an …

Employment

Five Tips to Bow Out Gracefully from Your Healthcare Job

There comes a time in everyone’s professional life when a change of scenery is necessary. Whether you are leaving your job to pursue a new career …

Employment

What To Do Next if Your Dream Job Isn’t Available

Human nature is to hold on tightly to the ideals of perfect. Once we find something that ticks all the boxes, we want it now and with firm …

Employment

RN to BSN: Trends, Benefits, and Educational Paths

Despite the nursing shortage, there has been a push for RNs to obtain their Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing for decades. <i>The Future of Nursing</i> …

Career Trends in Allied Health – Spotlight on Fast-Growing Healthcare Jobs

Many discussions about growth in the healthcare field focus on the need for more physicians, physical therapists, and nurses due to an aging …

How Physician Recruiters Can Overcome a Persistent Shortage of Candidates

The United States healthcare system is on the verge of a serious physician deficiency. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released a …

5 Books to Read This Year

Life in the trenches of medicine can be taxing and having a ready escape for the mind is essential. A good book can wash away stress and recalibrate …

Advance Your Education and Career While Working in Healthcare

Everyone wants to get a job that can eventually turn into a career. Most careers require an extensive amount of training. Generally, you can’t do …

The Expanding Role of Telemedicine

Being part of the telemedicine evolution over the last six years has been an exciting component of medical practice. Several decades ago, I witnessed …

Physical Therapist Career Analysis

Physical Therapists (PTs) have abundant career opportunities. That is the conclusion of the latest study by the <i>Bureau of Labor Statistics.</i> They …

Why Many Experienced Physicians Prefer Smaller Communities

The trajectory of a medical career is steep, and the pace from residency forward is frenetic. Many a physician adopts this pace as standard and …

US Healthcare Spending Hit $3.3T in 2016

Hospital spending grew to $1.1 trillion in 2016, representing 32% of overall US healthcare spending, even as expenditure growth for hospital care …

How to Handle Negative Physician Reviews and Feedback

The care and feeding of all social media issues fall squarely in the lap of the community manager. All the good, the bad and the “everything else” …

Self-help

5 Self Care Tips to Save Your Healthcare Career and Your Sanity

You work hard.<p>Day and night, evenings and weekends, holidays and celebrations. You work, giving your time and energy to take care of everybody …

The Joint Commission and the Current Opioid Crisis

I recently came across a couple of news bits that suggested that the Joint Commission was largely responsible for the opioid epidemic. I don’t …

How to Perform Effective Reference Checks

In an increasingly litigious society, performing reference checks has never been as important or as challenging. When you’re hiring someone who will …

A prescription for healing the healthcare industry

The year is 1900. Life expectancy is 47 years. Almost all hospitals in the U.S. are nonprofit institutions founded by religious organizations. More people die in war due to infection than in battle.<p>Fast-forward to today. Healthcare in the U.S. has ballooned into a massive industry worth $3 …

CDC's Dr. Muin Khoury: Precision medicine will be important for population health in the future.

Much of the effort to develop cures using precision medicine has been for cancer patients, but an area that's getting more attention and could have …

Immigration and Healthcare: How Proposed Changes Could Impact the Industry

Immigration is not only a hot-button political topic, it greatly affects the healthcare field. Foreign-born workers comprise:<p>1 out of 4 practicing …

Hospital Impact—Behavioral economics and big data may improve health and reduce healthcare costs

Organizations that want to reduce healthcare costs must first identify those drivers that are preventable and then determine the optimal path to …

Demand for Physician Assistants Continues to Rise

Physician Assistants (PAs) continue to enjoy strong job growth. According to the <i>Bureau of Labor Statistics,</i> the number of Physician Assistant …

How Physicians Feel About Single-Payer Healthcare

The fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) hangs in the balance. Repeated attempts at a replacement, such as the American Healthcare Care Act of 2017 …

Health Care