As you determine what you want in your ideal physician job, it can be helpful to review physician jobs online to get a feel for what physician positions are available in your specialty. This includes jobs that are similar to your current position or those that are a bit different but you might like to explore.
If you know what you want in an ideal physician job, you can make a more targeted search. As you read physician job postings, think about what the daily and weekly schedule might be like for the jobs you see, and think about how those opportunities match up with your vision of your ideal job.
For example, most general surgeons block out three days a week for procedures and two days a week for in-office patient meetings. But surgeons who are owners or part-owners of their own practices dedicate a certain amount of time to business and administrative matters. Similarly, some primary care physicians make hospital rounds and see patients in an office, while hospital-based physicians focus on caring for patients in a hospital setting.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|