What to Look For In a New Job Opportunity: Strategic, Personal, and Legal Considerations

  • Eric F. Swart


The process for identifying, applying for, negotiating over, and deciding on a new job opportunity is complex and can be harrowing for surgeons, especially those early in their careers who may not be familiar with the process and terminology. The goal of this chapter is to describe the mechanics of the job search process, help physicians identify their personal priorities, provide essential information about common negotiation issues, and ultimately help identify if a job opportunity is the right fit, both personally and professionally.


Job Search Contract Negotiation Clinical Practice 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric F. Swart
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUMass Memorial HealthcareWorcesterUSA

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