From managing your career to managing your debt load, there are many things to think about once you've completed your residency. The links below will help you find your way.
-- More than a job board - it's a powerful, interactive job search engine dedicated to family physicians. Build or upload your resume. View positions before releasing your contact information. Create customized job alerts.
American Board of Family Medicine
-- The ABFM's Web site contains current news, residency guidelines and certification examination information, as well as speciality history and contact information.
Articles for Residents and New-to-Practice Physicians
-- If you're just getting started in practice and feeling overwhelmed, these articles from FPM's archives can tell you what you need to know.
-- Links to many topics including negotiating principles, employment contracts, and restrictive covenants.
Federation of State Medical Boards
-- FSMB's Web site provides information on state medical boards, transcripts requests and more.
Getting Started: Tools for the New Physician
-- Make your transition into practice seamless. Identify and locate resources you will frequently use as a practicing physician.
-- Links and resources about locum tenens arrangements.
-- AAMC's "FIRST for Medical Education" has information on loan repayment and money management during residency and beyond.
-- AAFP's practice management page offers a wide range of resources and tools to help family physicians run successful practices.
Privileges and Procedures
-- Link to various sources of information about privileging for family physicians.
Starting a Medical Practice
-- Published by the Academy, On Your Own: Starting a Medical Practice From the Ground Up is a resource manual that combines general information about starting a business with information tailored specifically to starting a practice.