Mistakes to avoid when negotiating a physician contract

Mistakes to avoid when negotiating a physician contract

Getting new job offers, paid side gigs, and opportunities to do consulting work are all quite exciting. However, before you agree to any informal verbal or written agreements, it is important to do a thorough review of the document. Here, we have 5 common contract mistakes you can easily avoid.

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5 steps to making a career change in medicine

5 steps to making a career change in medicine

Career transitions and business endeavors can be an incredibly fruitful thing for many physicians. But many physicians avoid them because they don’t know where to start. Here are five steps to overcome the I-don’t-know-where-to-start mental blockade.

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How to answer “What’s your current salary?” as an applicant

How to answer “What’s your current salary?” as an applicant

Employers don’t want to offer you a higher salary than they absolutely need to in order for you to accept a position. So some of them will try to find out what your current salary is. Sharing your salary is unlikely to help you, and highly likely to work against you when it comes to negotiating a job offer. Find out how to respond to this when you’re asked.

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Getting into management consulting as a physician or medical student

Getting into management consulting as a physician or medical student

There are plentiful opportunities in management consulting for physicians. It’s notoriously difficult to be hired as a management consultant at one of the “big 3” consulting firms – McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. There are several programs to consider that are run by these firms, which are designed to give potential applicants a taste of what a career in consulting is like, but also to assist with recruitment and identifying applicants who merit an interview.

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Resume template for non-clinical physicians

Resume template for non-clinical physicians

This resume template goes along with our three-part series on CVs and resumes for physicians pursuing non-clinical and alternative jobs. You may want to start out by reading the intro to this set of articles as well as Part 3, which focuses on resumes. 

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Writing a winning résumé for nonclinical jobs

Writing a winning résumé for nonclinical jobs

You may be fine with a generic resume for an entire job search, but only if your job search is within a narrow field. If you’re applying for a job opening or to a particular company, you’ll want to a version of your resume that is explicitly geared toward demonstrating that you’re a great candidate for that specific role. But this doesn’t mean you need to do a total resume overhaul every time you send it to someone.

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