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  • Prescription for a Healthy Job Search: Three Perspectives

    • Mar 31, 2023

    When it’s time for a job search, whether you’re completing residency or a practicing neurologist, it’s only natural to seek advice. These days, there’s a lot available

  • Top 10 Ways to Overcome Application Hesitation

    • Nov 28, 2022

    Perhaps this has happened to you: You go onto the AAN Neurology Career Center job board and start perusing the postings. Before long, you’ve identified a position that sounds pretty good. You read the information with growing interest, your cursor hovering over “Apply Now”

  • How to Keep Your Job Search Under the Radar

    • Jul 27, 2021

    Well, this is awkward. You’ve decided to look for a new job, but you don’t want your current employer to know you’re searching. What can you do?

  • Stay or Go: What to Consider When Changing Jobs in Times of Uncertainty

    • Jun 15, 2021

    Changing jobs can be a tough decision for any physician. Weighing the unknowns of a new role against the certainty of the current position is hard enough.

  • Job Search During COVID-19: Two Neurologists’ Stories

    • Apr 15, 2021

    If you were picking the perfect time to job search, you probably wouldn’t choose a pandemic. But of course, the choice of timing isn’t always left to the job seeker.

  • Making a Career Change During a Pandemic

    • Nov 25, 2020

    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 furloughs, even in health care settings.

  • Teleneurology—Welcome to the Newest Old Way of Practicing Medicine 

    • May 1, 2020

    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. 

  • Job Search Tips for the Introverted MD

    • Jan 21, 2020

    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.

  • Pursuing an Academic Career Track

    • Jan 21, 2020

    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 career as a globally recognized academic and educator in the field of neurology, he has devoted his professional life to training neurologists, many of whom go forward on a similar path.

  • Real World Job Search: A 12-month Timeline to Stay on Track

    • Jan 21, 2020

    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 which you’ve spent years preparing.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.