ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Hiring and firing
The author explains key issues that practice owners should consider before extending a partnership offer to an associate.
The author describes the most effective ways practices can recruit and retain the physicians who match up best with their office.
The article describes the issues family physicians need to keep in mind when firing a staff member and offer tips for helping get through the experience.
The author describes ways of fostering more productive working relationships between family physicians and the medical assistants they work with.
The author, a physician recruiting consultant, outlines the decline in search asssignments for family physicians over the past several years and gives four reasons why he believes there will be a turnaround, including population growth and physician maldistribution.
The author explains how to create interview questions for potential staff members, including twelve sample questions for evaluating candidates' personalities and professional skills.
The article explains the strengths new graduates can bring to a medical practice and the areas in which they will need coaching from their more experienced MD colleagues.
This article describes how one physician improved his practice's new-physician orientation and integration process to increase physician loyalty and decrease turnover.
In part two of the series on finding the right position, the author focuses on the interview portion of the job search and offers tips to maximize the process. She also provides instruction regarding the most effective ways to interview with administrators, management and prospective colleagues. Finally, she talks about setting limits so that the search for a job doesn't become overwhelming -- to the physician or to his or her family.
This how-to article explains the steps involved in selecting a new physician for a practice, and it includes a list of questions to ask during the interview process.