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  • Behavioral Interviewing: Tell a Compelling Story with Your Answer

    • Dec 5, 2019

    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 certain conditions is a predictor of how he or she will respond in the future to the same conditions.

  • A Day in the Life of a Private Practitioner: James Stevens, MD

    • Oct 4, 2017

    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 fellowship. Indeed, it wasn’t Stevens’ goal either but he was persuaded by the opportunity to practice with a small group after his residency at Indiana University.

  • Strength-based interviewing

    • Jan 15, 2015

    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 counselor. There just isn’t enough time sometimes to prepare as much as you’d like...

  • International

    What the International Medical School Graduate Can Do to Work in the United States

    • Aug 19, 2022

     Secondary school…post-secondary school…medical school and licensing…internships…residencies and fellowships—nothing about the neurologist’s journey from training to practice is easy, but for the immigrant physician wishing to work in the United States, there are even more challenges.

  • Introductions

    Start Right in Your Next Job—Introducing Yourself to Your New Co-workers

    • Aug 19, 2022

    Is there anything more exciting—and awkward—than the first day on a new job? The exciting part is easy to understand, especially for residents and fellows moving into their first non-training position. Years of school and specialized education have paid off, and the new career is finally launching. This is not only exciting, it’s momentous.

  • Webinar: Negotiating Employment Contracts

    • Feb 15, 2022

    Understand your job offer by learning how to evaluate a variety of compensation models

  • Webinar: Benefits of Practicing Medicine in a Rural Setting

    • Feb 15, 2022

    Financial advantages and work/life balance are just some of the reasons why rural medicine is an attractive practice option

  • Webinar: Starting A Job Search

    • Feb 15, 2022

    Learn how to lay the groundwork for a successful job search

  • Sports Neurology—Beyond Concussions

    • Apr 13, 2020

    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.

  • Working the Room(s)—Job Search Networking Tips for Professional Conferences

    • Apr 8, 2020

    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 another thought brewing. What if you were to find a great job this week, or at least the lead for one?

  • The Physician Onboarding Experience—Gateway to Your New Job

    • Apr 8, 2020

    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.

  • The Introvert’s Guide to Job Search Success

    • Apr 8, 2020

    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.

  • The Benefits of Practicing Neurology in a Rural Setting

    • Apr 8, 2020

    When you think of practicing medicine in a rural setting, what comes to mind? For neurologists who have lived and trained in densely populated urban areas for most of their lives, the mental image can be full of misconceptions. But you may be surprised to learn that salaries for rural neurologists frequently exceed those of their colleagues in the city.

  • Take 10 (Minutes, that Is) to Conduct an Effective Job Search—or to Build Your Career

    • Apr 8, 2020

    The trick is in the setup. By organizing a few key tasks for yourself (yes, this process will probably require a rare few hours, rather than minutes), you can create a series of mini projects that can be pursued at a moment’s notice. If you store the projects on your phone or in the cloud, you’ll be able to access them no matter where you are. Following are four steps to help you make use of this great organizing strategy.

  • Making the Move into Private Practice

    • Apr 8, 2020

    According to the American Academy of Neurology, the percentage of US AAN member neurologists in solo practice dropped from 23 percent in 2008 to 13 percent in 2018. Reasons for the decline are not surprising: everything from the complexity of billing to the increased costs of insurance to the rise of hospitals as employers has played a part in the career decisions made by individual doctors.

  • Is It Time to Look for a New Job? Six Ways to Know, and Six Steps to Take

    • Apr 8, 2020

    A lot is written about job search for new graduates, and that’s a good thing. After a dozen or more years of education and intensive training, the last thing most residents and fellows feel prepared for is CV writing or interviewing with an HR panel.

  • The Gender Gap in Neurology

    • Jan 28, 2020

    If you’re a woman practicing medicine in a neurological specialty, chances are good that you’re not earning as much as you could be. More pointedly, you may not be earning as much as male counterparts doing the same work.

  • Take Two Fellowships and Call Me in the Morning--Neurologists Describe Their Decision to Add a Second Fellowship

    • Jan 21, 2020

    Statistics are not plentiful on the number of fellowship double-dippers, but the anecdotal evidence suggests there has been an increase in doctors extending their training through multiple fellowship experiences. The choice itself can’t be easy. While there’s the obvious advantage of adding credentials and skills, it can come at a steep cost, both financially and personally.

  • From Residency to Practice: Getting Started Without a Fellowship

    • Jan 21, 2020

    With the practice of neurology becoming more complex by the minute, there’s a lot of pressure on physicians to follow up their neurology residency with even more specialized instruction in the form of a fellowship. Reasons to advance to this next level of training range from the desire (or need) to become an expert in a specified area of practice, to the fear of not being hired for key positions without one.

  • Leveraging Your Specialty in the Job Search

    • Jan 21, 2020

    This comes back to the question of what you’re willing to give up to reach your goals. Multiple scenarios could be developed to describe any number of strategies that parlay your specialty training into a productive part of your next job. For the sake of simplicity, let’s look at three. Then, you can adjust the strategies if your own situation falls somewhere between these options.