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Transition to Practice

4 keys for a physician’s first employment contract

The complexities facing residents as they confront negotiating their first physician employment contract are numerous. Be mindful of these key details.

Transition to Practice

Understanding employment contracts

Find out what you need to know before signing a physician employment contract. Read up on how to understand your compensation package and more.

Payment & Delivery Models

New payment models: decide on a practice setting

Shifting payment and delivery models create new considerations for choosing a practice setting.

Transition to Practice

Medical boards must avoid contributing to mental health stigma

Licensure application questions on mental health treatment history can discourage physicians from seeking needed treatment. The AMA asks boards to change their practices.

Career Development

4 must-dos before physicians retire

Review what you need to do about your insurance, employment contracts, patient medical records and medical license before retirement.

Transition to Practice

Navigating state medical licensure

Each state requires practicing physicians to obtain medical licensing. Know what to expect when you apply for a medical license.

Transition to Practice

Obtaining a medical license

Obtaining a medical license is a multi-step process.

Transition to Practice

Tips for negotiating business contracts

Whether you are looking for your first job out of residency or have been practicing for years, negotiating your employment contract is important.

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