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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