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Career Resources for Physicians
There are many internet sites full of resources for physicians. Please visit the sites below for information on resume writing and interview tips geared especially for physicians.
Career planning for medical students
American Academy of Family Physicians Virtual Family Medicine Interest Group
Explore career choices, role models, leadership development, clinical resources, and technology topics.
American Medical Student Association Career Development Program
Learn more about various residency programs by reading the results of online surveys completed by AMSA members who interviewed at the programs.
Association of American Medical Colleges Careers in Medicine
AAMC's career planning program is designed to help medical students choose a medical specialty and select and apply to a residency program. Students must receive an access code from their school's Careers in Medicine Liaison and register to begin using the Web site. To find out who the liaison is in your school contact your student affairs office. www.aamc.org/students/cim/start.htm
Career assistance for residents
American Academy of Family Physicians Resident and Fellow Section
The AAFP’s website placement service is an interactive program that matches family physicians or medical educators with professional opportunities. www.aafp.org/residents.xml
American College of Physicians Resident Career Counseling
The ACP’s resident career counseling information is organized by timeline, with advice on what to do and when—from writing a CV to assessing the capitation rates in a managed care contract. www.acponline.org/counseling
Career assistance for physicians
Cover Letter, résumé and Curriculum Vitae advice
Get advice from the American College of Physicians on preparing a cover letter, résumé and CV for your next locum tenens assignment. A sample résumé outline and a downloadable CV are available. www.acponline.org/counseling/letrescv.htm
The interview is an opportunity to sell yourself and learn about the practice. Use these interview tips to determine if you are making the best, or worst, decision of your career: http://www.acponline.org/counseling/tips.htm
About malpractice insurance
They are two types of malpractice insurance, understanding the type of insurance that is being offered is crucial before accepting a locum tenens position. Find out which insurance you want as a locum tenens physician: http://www.acponline.org/counseling/malpractice_insurance.htm
Acing the telephone interview
To ensure a successful match, locum tenens physicians should actively participate in the interview process, collecting as much information as possible. Find out how to ace your next telephone interview as a locum tenens: http://www.locumlife.com/locumlife/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=188163