Career advice & resources

  • Make Your Health a Priority
    As a physician, you know that physical activity can make a huge difference in your patients’ health, but do you also set aside enough time to get the activity you need to stay healthy and manage stress?
  • AMA senior attorney Wes Cleveland knows his way around the contracting process. In the second episode of the popular podcast series, Making the Rounds, he discusses letters of intent and why physicians should consider hiring an attorney to review these documents.
  • Learning physician resiliency has numerous benefits for you, your training, and your practice, but what exactly is resiliency?
  • In a widely shared narrative essay from the JAMA series “A Piece of My Mind”, internist Adam S. Cifu, MD offers three basic lessons not taught in medical school that he learned about practicing medicine based on his experiences from a patient with whom he has built a trusting relationship over th...
  • The opioid overdose outbreak in West Virginia has been widely reported, and Beth Toppins, MD is on the front lines of this public health crisis. In mid-August 2016, Cabell County, West Virginia made headlines when public health officials reported 20 opioid overdose cases in a 53-hour period. In t...
  • Many physician job seekers are looking for improved career satisfaction and work-life balance. A JAMA Internal Medicine meta-analysis finds that the negative impacts of burnout can extend beyond the physician to the patients they treat. Physician job seekers looking to protect themselves from bu...
  • What do you need to consider when deciding your next move? Making the Rounds, a new podcast series from the AMA, offers career advice and interviews on topics that impact residents lives and careers, but the discussions can benefit physicians at any stage of their career. In the first episode, ...
  • Resumes differ from CVs in a few key ways, but no matter which you choose, you’ll want to make a great impression. They provide your first opportunity to catch the attention of employers who are interested in learning more about you. In both cases, it’s important to convey the milestones in your ...
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