This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. When considering a career in the medical field, many people only think of physicians and nurses who work in clinics, give shots, and diagnose patients. However, there's ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. It's normal to daydream about living a life very different from our own:

  • "What would life be like if I were Beyonce?"
  • "Would I have the same worries if I were a trapeze artist?"
  • "Would I have been happier as a librarian?"
We all do it ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. Even the best of careers must end sometime. Sure, most doctors look forward to retirement, but not every retired physician wants to sit back collecting sea-shells for the rest of his or her life. Whether driven by financial constraints or by that persistent longing to change the world, any physician retiree should ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. We live in a time when social media isn’t just about sharing pictures or ideas with a close circle of friends and family. Between our Facebook statuses, our Twitter profiles and especially our LinkedIn pages, we are always public, all the time — no matter what your privacy settings may have you believe. For ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. "Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name." So go the famous lyrics from the theme song for "Cheers," the iconic sitcom of the 1980s. The name thing can get really personal in medicine — and everyone has an opinion — as evidenced by a plaintive blog posting ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. The #MeToo movement exploded into the national spotlight in October 2017 with The New York Times exposé of sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood media mogul Harvey Weinstein. It has since encouraged thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of people to come forward and share their stories of sexual harassment, sexual assault ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. According to the 2018 Medscape National Physician Burnout Report, 42 percent of physicians are burned out. Of the doctors in that group, 56 percent place the blame squarely on the plethora of tasks they find themselves performing instead of being involved in actual patient care. Practicing medicine isn’t ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. Whether you recently completed your residency as an emergency medicine (EM) physician or are ready to move on from your current position, potential locations for work are undoubtedly a big factor in determining which emergency physician jobs you’re willing to consider. If you have children, location is especially important, because you want ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. Academic and education environments tend to use the word curriculum vitae, or CV, more frequently than resume. But, a CV’s purpose is the same: to get you a job. Although a CV generally contains more information than a standard resume, the keys to a successful CV are still brevity and ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. Physician burnout is not a novel topic within the health care industry. Numerous studies have been done on the increasing prevalence of its symptoms — from emotional exhaustion and loss of empathy to doubt that one’s work even makes a difference — among today’s practitioners. In fact, a recent ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. After several months of intense discussions, "Dr. Joe Smith" thought he was headed from his successful two-physician practice to a respected practice with many more physicians. It was pretty much a "done deal," until he was told that the senior partner decided he really didn't want someone with an ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. It's no secret that some businesses are family businesses and medicine is no exception. The anonymous Northern California cardiologist known as "Dads Dollars Debts" confesses in a blog that, yes, some days he feels like he's made a difference, and other days, "I just feel like a customer service rep at ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. Wide open spaces. Fresh, clean air. No people for miles around. The advantages of rural living are plentiful, but there are disadvantages, too, especially when it comes to health care; being way out in the country likely means the choices for doctors, clinics and hospitals are severely limited. According to the ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. To err is human, and in the health care arena, avoiding errors is crucial. Efforts to address communication-related or “soft skill” failures have been ongoing since about 20 years ago when the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published reports titled To Err Is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm. When we rely on ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. How satisfied are you in your current health care position? According to the Conference Board, a global, independent business membership and research organization, only 51 percent of employees report overall satisfaction with their current job. In the survey, conducted earlier this year, respondents reported that the job factors ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. What makes any particular job a "bad" one? Maybe the pay is too low. Perhaps the hours don’t work with your other commitments. It could be the commute is too long, or the opportunity for advancement is too little. A job might be bad because it has a poor ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. After spending a decade in college and medical school, followed by internships and residency, seeking additional guidance at the beginning of your career may seem excessive. You’ve already taken direction from dozens of leaders; isn’t it time to cut your own path? Yes and no. You’ll make plenty of your ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. As rewarding as working in emergency medicine can be, it also comes with some significant potential downsides. According to some recent studies, stress and burnout rates in the emergency room are some of the worst in the medical field. But don’t let that dampen your enthusiasm. Managing the proper ...

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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. Working in the emergency department or emergency room is not for health care practitioners who want to just chill. Although television’s portrayal of the ER on dramas like “ER” or “Chicago Med” is admittedly high on drama, life and work in the ER really are high pressure. In 2016, the 
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This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. When George W. "Billy" Campbell, MD, walks down the street, he never knows who — or what — he's going to encounter. Anything can happen when you're the doctor at Foothills Family Medicine of Westminster, South Carolina, a small town with a population of only 2,500. "I've had someone pull ...

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