Career management

November/December 2015 Issue
How to Be a Leader When You Are Not "the" Leader [Employed Practice]

You can grow your influence and help your organization succeed by applying this one leadership concept.

September/October 2014 Issue
Five Steps for Building Your Leadership Skills [The Last Word]

You're already a leader in the exam room, but what about beyond?

July/August 2013 Issue
Easing Into Your New Practice After Residency: Tips for Success [Feature]

This article gives tips on how new physicians can make a successful transition from residency to practice, particularly in terms of their personal and professional development. Issues such as collegiality, use of social media, and office politics are discussed.

July/August 2013 Issue
Personal Issues to Consider Before Leaving Independent Practice [Feature]

When physicians move from a private practice in which they have some ownership stake to a purely employed setting, they can experience significant psychological and emotional effects. This article identifies issues physicians should consider before they sell.

July/August 2013 Issue
Making Sense of the Trend Toward Hospital Employment [From The Editor]

More hospitals are courting physicians, and more physicians are accepting their offers, but why?

January/February 2013 Issue
Leadership in a Health Care Organization: Not Like Private Practice [Feature]

The author, who has long experience working for various large organizations after 14 years in private practice, offers advice for physicians on making the transition and functioning as part of a large organization with its own culture, history, politics, and ways of doing business.

July/August 2012 Issue
Evaluating Employment Agreements [Feature]

A health care attorney outlines the key elements of a physician employment contract and offers advice to help physicians evaluate and identify terms that should be negotiated.

January/February 2012 Issue
Practical Institutional Politics for Doctors [Feature]

Physicians moving from independent to employed practice can experience bureaucratic culture shock. The author offers tips for getting along and communicating well in a bureaucracy -- and keeping the bureaucracy from interfering with the practice of good medicine.

July/August 2011 Issue
Five Signs You May Have Joined the Wrong Practice [The Last Word]

If you see these warning signs, run – don't walk – away from the practice.

Jul-Aug 2008 Issue
Your Practice on Hold: Preparing for a Leave of Absence [Feature]

The author explains in detail how to prepare yourself, your patients and your colleagues before departing for a leave of absence.

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