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AuthorKronhaus, Alan K. author
TitleChoosing Your Practice [electronic resource] / by Alan K. Kronhaus
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1990
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-6637-3
Descript X, 161 p. 10 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

Choosing Your Practice is a practical guide for physicians who are making the transition from training to private practice or from one practice to another. The author, a clinician as well as a manager of medical services, offers his colleagues guidance on conducting an intelligent search for the practice, community, and associates that are best for them. Useful strategies also are given for evaluating offers and negotiating agreements with prospective associates


CONTENT

1 Dilemmas of the Job Search -- State of medicine today -- Neophyte physicians and their mistakes -- โ{128}{156}Caseโ{128}{157} studies -- Defining the problem -- Bad news/good news -- 2 The Costs of Career Mistakes -- Hard costs -- Opportunity costs -- Emotional costs -- Final statement -- 3 Know Yourself -- Level I: Personality type -- Level II: External factors -- Rules of the road -- Finding out more about what you want -- 4 Know the Job Market -- Geographic imbalance -- Specialty imbalance -- Too many physicians? -- Market area profile -- Other assessment maneuvers -- Diversification of practices -- Trend toward group practice -- Practices from which to choose -- 5 Matching What You Want With What Is Available -- Fact versus opinion -- Long-term versus short-term perspective -- Trade-offs and compromises -- Summary -- 6 Where to Look for a Job -- Developing your options -- Classified advertising -- Society and residency program placement services -- Private placement services -- Targeting and networking -- Locum tenens -- 7 How to Evaluate Specific Opportunities -- Practice size (number of physicians) -- Specialty m -- Legal structure -- Method of payment -- Shared expenses and compensation of members -- Other variables, issues, and considerations -- 8 Understanding and Negotiating an Agreement -- Principled negotiating -- Employment agreement -- Timing the negotiations -- 9 Conclusion


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