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Family medicine may be a single specialty, but it comes in almost as many "flavors" as there are family physicians. This collection of articles is designed to display a variety of flavors of practice and give you a start in a practice that suits your taste.

Last Update: 05/11/2021

Job Hunting

08/01/2020 Developing Your Professional Career Plan
02/01/2021 Employment and Contract Considerations for Family Physicians in the Era of COVID-19
08/01/2016 Employment Contracts for Family Physicians in an Evolving Market
08/01/2006 Finding the Perfect Job Tool
10/01/2015 Finding the Right Job: Two Key Issues
01/01/2001 Interviewing 101 Tool
10/01/2021 Life After Residency: Exploring Practice Options in Family Medicine new
12/01/2002 A Primer on Employment Contracts
12/01/2016 What Makes a Good CV? Tool

Leadership Development

See our "Physician Leadership" topic collection

Alternative Practice Options

02/01/2001 14 Alternative Practice Styles
01/01/2003 Choosing Between Clinical Practice and Administration
06/01/2021 House Calls: Providing Care Beyond the Office Walls Tool
03/01/2007 Is Moonlighting Right For You?
09/01/2002 A Job-Share Model for the New Millenium
06/01/2004 Part-Time Practice: Making It Work
02/01/1999 A Physician's Guide to Locum Tenens
10/01/2021 Find Your Side Gig: Extra Income Opportunities for Family Physicians new

Other Practice Options

See our "Direct Primary Care" topic collection
See our "Employed Practice" topic collection
See our "Independent and Solo Practice" topic collection
See our "Rural Practice" topic collection

Leaving Practice

10/01/2018 How to Have a Good Goodbye
02/01/2002 It's Not Too Early to Prepare for Semi-Retirement
10/01/2005 A Must-Do List for the Departing Physician
12/01/2004 Negotiating Your Semi-Retirement Package

Scope of Practice

06/01/2007 Balancing a Personal Life With OB Care
08/01/2005 Caring for Children: Re-examining the Family Physician's Role
10/01/2014 Caring for Seniors: How Community-Based Organizations Can Help Tool
06/01/2005 Expanding Your Practice Through Niche Services
03/01/2003 Sharing Maternity Care
10/01/2019 Scope of Practice: Reclaiming Young Patient Care
03/01/1999 Tips for Making Inpatient Care More Efficient

Other Resources

AAFP CareerLink
Navigating Physician Employment Contracts [AAFP Supplement] new
Video: Negotiating Your Employment Agreement [Family Medicine Practice Hack] new
Family Physician Guide to Employment Contracts [AAFP] new

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