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Announcing Our Pet Halloween Costume Contest!

Posted on:
October 24, 2014
Author:
Danielle Smith

Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means… costumes! In honor of the holiday, we are throwing a costume contest. This won’t be just any old contest though, it’s going to be a contest for your four-legged friends!! That’s right, we want to see your pets in their spookiest, funniest, cutest, and most creative Halloween get-up!

The contest will begin Monday, October 27th and will conclude on Monday, November 3rd. We will announce the winner the following day on Tuesday, November 4th. There are several different ways you can submit photos of your pet(s) in their Halloween finest. First you can enter via our social media pages, either using the hashtag #LDHalloween or by posting the photos to our pages. Visit our Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook page to submit via social media. Not very social friendly? That’s okay! Send your photos to dsmith@leapdoctor.com.

The winner of the costume contest will receive a $25 gift card to your choice of Best Buy, Target, or Amazon. Best of luck to to all contestants, we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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2014 ACOI Convention Recap

Posted on:
October 23, 2014
Author:
Danielle Smith

Shelomo manning our booth at the 2014 ACOI Convention

Last week we were in Baltimore, Maryland for the American College of Osteopathic Internists Annual Convention & Scientific Sessions. The event was a great success, as hundreds of physicians stopped by the booth to inquire about both finding a job and hiring for their practice through leapdoctor.com. We were also a sponsor for the event and raffled off a $100 best buy gift card.

As mentioned in our last blog post, Dr. Ashok Tyagi was a presenter for the event. On Friday, October 17th he spoke for an hour about contract negotiation and the residents sat in and listened attentively. After the presentation concluded, several of the attendees stayed to ask questions and learn more regarding the topic at hand. Dr. Tyagi did a great job and we appreciate ACOI providing the great speaking opportunity.

We had a great time traveling the Baltimore area and were lucky enough to see the Baltimore Marathon and it’s participants, as it was located right by our hotel. We visited different restaurants along the water in Inner Harbor, as well as the National Aquarium. All in all, it was a great trip. Thank you again to all those who stopped by our booth and attended Dr. Tyagi’s presentation.

 

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A Physician’s Journey to Finding the Right Job

Posted on:
October 10, 2014
Author:
Danielle Smith

A Physician’s Perspective: Finding the Right Job

After five years of a Chemical Engineering undergraduate degree, four years of medical school, three years of Internal Medicine Residency, and three more years of Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship.  I had finally arrived.  I had crossed the hurdle and the promise of a bright future lay ahead.  Now I could use all the skills I had learned to serve others.  All I needed was a job.  How hard could that really be?

This was my first mistake; underestimating the challenges of landing the right job.  I had come across many opportunities during my medical educational career promising a bright future.  My attendings had offered me a job in their practice with opportunities to become a partner.  I had received many recruiter phone calls, and regularly got bombarded with emails and paper mail.  In fact as I check my email today, I already have five perfect job offers promising a better salary than the job I currently have today.  Not to mention more community activities and a better call schedule.

So how did I land the right job?  Patience, research, and a little luck. I learned very quickly if I wanted to find the right job for me I had to do my due diligence. It was up to me to compare all my options. Not the one or two options traditionally available. I found it uncomfortable to discuss money, call-schedule, time-off and personal needs with my Attendings. I knew any requests I had would directly take away from them. One more weekend for my family would mean one less weekend for them to share with their families.  Using a third party recruiter did not appeal to me as I knew they received a substantial placement fee.  The substantial fee if not a factor, might result in a higher salary or a sign-on bonus for me. I even entertained the many physician recruiting websites.  After all, it made sense. Compare all the possible job opportunities available and contact the ones I was interested in. I learned quickly this was not the way the process worked.  As soon as I posted my CV, I was at the end of countless phone calls, emails, and unsolicited mail.  It was a fiasco!

I decided to take control of my destiny and contacted several healthcare systems.  I began discussions with several healthcare systems and eventually narrowed it to a healthcare system that met my needs.  Although not the highest salary, or the best call schedule possible it was the right job for me.  I am fortunate to provide excellent care for a great community and know I make a positive impact in many people’s lives.  It is a great fit for me and my family and I hope I am not one of the growing statistics of physicians leaving their first jobs in 2.4 years for better pastures.

My recommendation to any physician looking for the right job is to do their due diligence.  It starts off with a great curriculum vitae and approach the healthcare systems and physician groups independently.  If this is too labor intensive then use a free resource, like leapdoctor.com that makes it easy to develop a curriculum vitae and locate all the job opportunities available nationwide to you.  You are at the driver’s seat, allowing only healthcare employers that fit your particular needs to contact you directly.  The way it should have always been.

 

 

is a Board Certified Pulmonologist and Critical Care physician. In his current position he provides multidisciplinary patient care and education in the Medical, Surgical, Trauma, and Neuro-Intensive Care Units. Alongside a rewarding career in providing the best patient care possible at the bedside, he has a relentless passion for creating innovative solutions to deliver the exceptional patient care for tomorrow. He is also the Founder of leapdoctor.com and currently provides expert consulting to leapdoctor.com’s executive team.

 

 

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A Physician’s Perspective: Finding the Right Job

Posted on:
October 10, 2014
Author:
Danielle Smith

After five years of a Chemical Engineering undergraduate degree, four years of medical school, three years of Internal Medicine Residency, and three more years of Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship.  I had finally arrived.  I had crossed the hurdle and the promise of a bright future lay ahead.  Now I could use all the skills I had learned to serve others.  All I needed was a job.  How hard could that really be?

This was my first mistake; underestimating the challenges of landing the right job.  I had come across many opportunities during my medical educational career promising a bright future.  My attendings had offered me a job in their practice with opportunities to become a partner.  I had received many recruiter phone calls, and regularly got bombarded with emails and paper mail.  In fact as I check my email today, I already have five perfect job offers promising a better salary than the job I currently have today.  Not to mention more community activities and a better call schedule.

So how did I land the right job?  Patience, research, and a little luck. I learned very quickly if I wanted to find the right job for me I had to do my due diligence. It was up to me to compare all my options. Not the one or two options traditionally available. I found it uncomfortable to discuss money, call-schedule, time-off and personal needs with my Attendings. I knew any requests I had would directly take away from them. One more weekend for my family would mean one less weekend for them to share with their families.  Using a third party recruiter did not appeal to me as I knew they received a substantial placement fee.  The substantial fee if not a factor, might result in a higher salary or a sign-on bonus for me. I even entertained the many physician recruiting websites.  After all, it made sense. Compare all the possible job opportunities available and contact the ones I was interested in. I learned quickly this was not the way the process worked.  As soon as I posted my CV, I was at the end of countless phone calls, emails, and unsolicited mail.  It was a fiasco!

I decided to take control of my destiny and contacted several healthcare systems.  I began discussions with several healthcare systems and eventually narrowed it to a healthcare system that met my needs.  Although not the highest salary, or the best call schedule possible it was the right job for me.  I am fortunate to provide excellent care for a great community and know I make a positive impact in many people’s lives.  It is a great fit for me and my family and I hope I am not one of the growing statistics of physicians leaving their first jobs in 2.4 years for better pastures.

My recommendation to any physician looking for the right job is to do their due diligence.  It starts off with a great curriculum vitae and approach the healthcare systems and physician groups independently.  If this is too labor intensive then use a free resource, like leapdoctor.com that makes it easy to develop a curriculum vitae and locate all the job opportunities available nationwide to you.  You are at the driver’s seat, allowing only healthcare employers that fit your particular needs to contact you directly.  The way it should have always been.

 

 

is a Board Certified Pulmonologist and Critical Care physician. In his current position he provides multidisciplinary patient care and education in the Medical, Surgical, Trauma, and Neuro-Intensive Care Units. Alongside a rewarding career in providing the best patient care possible at the bedside, he has a relentless passion for creating innovative solutions to deliver the exceptional patient care for tomorrow. He is also the Founder of leapdoctor.com and currently provides expert consulting to leapdoctor.com’s executive team.

 

 

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Happy National PA Week!

Posted on:
October 8, 2014
Author:
Danielle Smith

This week is National Physician Assistants Week! Every year from October 6-12, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) recognizes the value of PAs by holding National PA Week. There are over 100,000 clinically practicing PAs and this week we want to recognize and thank them for all they do.

The AAPA has put together a list of different ways you can celebrate National PA Week, including hanging up posters and using the hashtag #PAWeek on social media. You can find the complete list on their website.

What are you planning to do to celebrate PA week? We want to hear your ideas in the comments section. Thank you for reading and Happy PA Week!

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