All Careers Advice

  • For health care providers, the practice of networking can frequently become an afterthought. If you attend professional get-togethers regularly, such as the AAN’s Annual Meeting, a certain amount of networking is going to happen naturally.
  • If you think the practice of medicine has been changing fast, that’s nothing compared to changes in compensation for the practice of medicine.
  • Career decisions are challenging at any time, but when the world is experiencing so much upheaval, making a change to your work can seem especially difficult. And yet, you may feel you have no choice. One of the unwelcome side effects of our pandemic has been an increase in layoffs and work furlo...
  • When states and cities around the country initiated shelter-in-place procedures to help fight the coronavirus, the impact was felt on every aspect of daily life—including the process of securing work.
  • Question: At a time when health care practitioners are more strained than ever before, which tasks would they certainly like to do less frequently—or never? If your answer included mandated reporting to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other insurers to maximize appropriate reim...
  • Just in time for the safe distancing requirements of the COVID-19 response: Teleneurology is ready and able to deliver remote health care to some of medicine’s most fragile patients. 
  • If you’ve been in many interviews (and by now, you probably have), you already know how awkward it can be to be asked a challenging question. Those are the queries that stop you in your tracks while your mind darts around frantically for some kind of answer.
  • Job search is a daunting task for nearly everyone. But for introverts, launching a reach-out-and-talk-about-yourself campaign is akin to torture. Lucky for the introverted MD, there are quite a few workarounds to make the process less onerous—and maybe even fun.
  • As a neurologist, or neurologist-in-training, you are likely aware that pursuing a career in academics is one of your choices. But do you know how many different ways you might build that career path? Ralph F. Józefowicz, MD, FAAN, has given that a lot of thought. Having established his own caree...
  • Some residents and fellows already have job offers—or contracts signed—soon after their training begins, or even before. For those in search phase, some good news: the job search can be relatively straightforward. And adhering to a process can help to ensure that you land the coveted position for...
  • If you’ve been using a facts-only CV, it’s time to hit the reset button. One very easy way to introduce a more personal tone is to include an introductory feature, such as a Summary. The elements of a summary statement can vary, but typically include an overview of your work and training, somet...
  • These stories and more come from Andy Fadenholz of the neurology physician search firm Rosman Search, Inc. In his role as a neurology recruitment consultant, Fadenholz says he has spoken with a variety of physicians who “got burned” by not having a clear understanding of what their employment con...
  • It’s funny how the little things can seem more daunting than the big ones. Finish medical school? Check. Excel in residency and fellowships? Check. Find that first job as a doctor? Uh-oh. It’s not that job search is so difficult. It’s just hard to know where to begin.
  • If you’ve been to a job interview lately—as either the candidate or the interviewer—then you may be familiar with a style of question called “behavioral.” Behavioral interview questions are based on a principle of psychology which states, in essence, that how a person has acted in the past under ...
  • AAN President James C. Stevens, MD, FAAN, senior neurologist at the Fort Wayne Neurological Center, acknowledges that private practice isn’t for everyone. But he believes it’s a strong career option that newly-trained neurologists don’t always consider when setting their course after residency or...
  • Interviewing, like almost everything humans undertake, is a skill that improves with practice. Unfortunately for busy neurologists, interview “practice” is more likely to happen during the first round of meetings with future employers, and not in a leisurely strategy session with a career counsel...
  • Looking back, it may seem surprising that sports neurology is such a young discipline. But it’s only recently—perhaps as recently as 2008—that the field of sports neurology has become its own recognized discipline.
  • Picture this: You’ve come to the American Academy of Neurology’s Annual Meeting, or any other neurology conference, on a mission of sorts. You want to meet up with your colleagues, yes, and of course you want to learn about new developments in neurology. But in the back of your mind, there’s anot...
  • Starting a new job can be exciting, challenging, and nerve-wracking all at the same time—and even more so if it’s your first job out of training. Luckily, there’s a process called “onboarding” to help you through the transition into the new position.
  • If you’re an introvert, chances are job searching makes you uncomfortable. Not that anyone really likes to look for work. Most people would rather skip this process if they could, but for introverts that sentiment seems to count double.