Identifying Practice Opportunities

  • Melissa T. Berhow

Like all good residents, you are reading this book from cover to cover and have already gone through Chapters 1 and 2. You’ve spent some time thinking about what you want out of a job, prioritized factors to consider such as location, salary, and flexibility, and you know what you want. But how do you set out to get it?

If you plan on staying near where you did residency, then chances are you have already made some local contacts and it is time to draw on that network. If you are relocating some distance away, you will need to utilize other resources. As a general rule of thumb, the better jobs are usually not advertised. Fortunately, several resources are available for job searches, with some variability depending on subspecialty.

Popular Resources for Job Searches

Alumni Networks

Most residency programs keep a listing of its alumni, the vast majority of whom are happy to talk with a fellow graduate. Check with your department for a listing of its alums. Plan to attend alumni reunions...


Phone Call Residency Program Phone Interview Association Meeting Business Card 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Melissa T. Berhow
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  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaStanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA

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