Career management

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
The State of Family Medicine [Feature]

This special report reviews the value of family medicine, the challenges it faces, and AAFP data on the nature of family medicine practice today.

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.

Mar 2007 Issue
Is Moonlighting Right For You? [Feature]

Author describes moonlighting possibilities and offers advice on determining one's level of interest, researching possible employers, evaluating options and making moonlighting work.

Jul-Aug 2006 Issue
Finding the Perfect Job [Feature]

The article will help family physicians figure out which practice (or other career option) is right for them and will offer tips for finding a new job.

Oct 2005 Issue
A Must-Do List for the Departing Physician [Feature]

This article describes what physicians should do when they plan to leave their current practice, including how to notify patients and colleagues, and what difficulties they can expect to encounter.

Jun 2003 Issue
Demystifying Common Terms in Employment Agreements [Feature]

The author, a health care attorney, demystifies some of the "boilerplate" provisions contained in employment agreements so that physicians are better equipped to negotiate them before signing.

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