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This collection of articles from Today’s Hospitalist provides career advice for hospitalists on:
 
Your Career
Job Market Trends
Compensation & Incentives
Contracts
Growing Your Practice

Your Career

How satisfied are hospitalists with their careers?
Doctors say what they like—and don't—about their work lives
Published in the February 2014 issue of Today's Hospitalist

New careers
Hospitalists make the leap from clinical practice
Published in the November 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Burnout
Lessons learned on how to keep burnout at bay
Published in the November 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

What's most important to you in a new job?
Work schedule trumps compensation
Published in the June 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

A tough road for young group leaders
Young leaders are squeezed between executives and colleagues
Published in the May 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Job interview dos and don'ts
Groups want more than a warm body and a medical degree
Published in the March 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

How much respect do you get?
Hospitalists weigh in on how much their input counts
Published in the January 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

How does your region stack up?
While geography may not be destiny, it can play a role in your career
Published in the May 2012 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Family leave: making it work
Hospitalist groups scramble to find work-life balance
Published in the August 2011 issue of Today's Hospitalist

A look at career satisfaction and burnout
Physicians give high marks to their jobs but are afraid of burning out
Published in the June 2011 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Earning a seat at the table
MD/MBAs bring two distinct mindsets to their programs
Published in the May 2009 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Moving up the leadership ladder - Prime hospitalist positions and further options
Hospitalists look beyond program directorships
Published in the April 2009 issue of Today's Hospitalist

The lowdown on working locum
Despite the steep learning curve, going locum offers big benefits
Published in the February 2009 issue of Today's Hospitalist

In the program director’s hot seat
Thrown in the deep end, doctors learn marketing and diplomacy
Published in the November 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

What can enhance—or poison—career satisfaction? Hospitalist positions that work best for you.
Expect career satisfiers to change over time
Published in the October 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

The art of giving feedback
Many physicians don’t give colleagues the reality check they need
Published in the September 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Cutting through the job-market hype
In this red-hot market, you need to zero in on what you want
Published in the August 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

How to get ahead in academia
Tips to help you succeed at research, teaching and politics
Published in the July 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Is moonlighting right for you?
Extra shifts can help you fight boredom and sharpen skills, but beware of burnout
Published in the April 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

New skills for front-line hospitalists: interviewing candidates
Spending time up-front in interviews can help protect your job satisfaction down the road
Published in the March 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

What does it take to be a good leader?
Effective leaders can be bred, not born
Published in the February 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Common mistakes to avoid on that first job interview
Bring only your spouse if you’re married, and leave the Hawaiian shirts at home
Published in the October 2007 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Job hunting? Keep an eye out for these red flags
Warning signs include lagging compensation and no game plan
Published in the May 2007 issue of Today's Hospitalist


Job Market Trends

A look at hospitalist shifts
How many shifts do hospitalists want to work?
Published in the July 2014 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Trouble recruiting? Try more schedule options
Candidates like a choice besides seven-on/seven-off
Published in the October 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Locum hospitalists: lifesavers, or a serious threat?
Is hospital medicine's relationship with locums becoming unhealthy?
Published in the May 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Flying SOLO
While the trend is toward ever-larger groups, some hospitalists prefer to work alone
Published in the January 2010 issue of Today's Hospitalist

For IMGs, a tougher immigration climate
The path to permanent residency now takes longer
Published in the December 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Hospitalists as rolling stones
Survey data show that more than 26% of hospitalists plan to change jobs in the next two years
Published in the November 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Financial support from the hospital? Not for these groups
Subsidy-free hospitalist groups cherish their independence
Published in the September 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Wanted: part-time physicians
Why more programs are offering part time opportunities
Published in the December 2007 issue of Today's Hospitalist

It's time to rethink old sterotypes about different practice models
Supply and demand realities are now blurring the lines between in-house and outsourced programs
Published in the February 2007 issue of Today's Hospitalist

How the laws of supply and demand are giving hospitalists new options.
Higher salaries and a wide range wide range of perks are becoming the norm in some areas.
Published in the October 2006 issue of Today's Hospitalist


Compensation & Incentives

Are you happy with what you make?
One in five hospitalists say they work too many hours for too little pay
Published in the 11CG 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Is there a signing bonus in that recruitment package?
Programs now use more targeted incentives—or none at all
Published in the July 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Do you get paid time off?
PTO may depend on who you work for
Published in the June 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

How much do hospitalists working locum really make?
Locum doctors may make less but work fewer shifts
Published in the May 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

A look at hospitalist compensation
Do doctors want more in bonus pay?
Published in the March 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

A look at hospitalist incentives
Bonus and incentive amounts may be fluctuating
Published in the February 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Has hospitalist pay finally peaked?
Data show salaries are flat this year, but growth may be around the corner
Published in the 10CG 2012 issue of Today's Hospitalist

A look at bonuses and incentives
Incentives payments are a bigger slice of hospitalist income
Published in the March 2012 issue of Today's Hospitalist

A new kind of RVU
Nonclinical RVUs reward efforts, end bickering
Published in the March 2012 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Productivity: What's your sweet spot?
Doctors debate whether patient encounter numbers will go up or down
Published in the November 2011 issue of Today's Hospitalist

A look at recruitment incentives
How popular are sign-on bonuses and loan forgiveness?
Published in the August 2011 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Should you be rewarded for your years on the job?
Groups wonder whether--and how--to pay senior physicians more
Published in the May 2011 issue of Today's Hospitalist

What's behind women's pay gap?
A look at negotiating styles and skills
Published in the April 2011 issue of Today's Hospitalist

A look at hospitalist incentives
Data find a big surge in bonuses
Published in the April 2011 issue of Today's Hospitalist

A look at paid time off
How does your vacation time stack up?
Published in the March 2011 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Racial gaps in readmission rates
Plus, women physicians lag in compensation
Published in the March 2011 issue of Today's Hospitalist

The gender gap in compensation
Why do women hospitalists earn less?
Published in the November 2010 issue of Today's Hospitalist

A window opens on gainsharing arrangements
For the first time, hospitalists may be able to share some hospital bonuses
Published in the July 2009 issue of Today's Hospitalist

A look at paid time off for hospitalists

Published in the March 2009 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Hospitalist compensation plans and incentives
What are hospital medicine's most popular payment incentives?
Published in the January 2009 issue of Today's Hospitalist

What’s on the table as far as benefits?
Home loans head the list of lures for hospitalist recruits
Published in the January 2009 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Recruiting incentives
What are hospitalists getting when they sign on?
Published in the December 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

What Medicare’s new payment proposals might mean for you
New reimbursement models could give hospitalists a boost
Published in the October 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

How to design quality incentives
Quality measures are hospital medicine’s “new business case”—and a growing part of physician compensation
Published in the January 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Want to super-size that sign-on bonus?
Recruiting incentives are increasingly lucrative, but they may come with strings attached
Published in the September 2007 issue of Today's Hospitalist

A look at how much you should be earning—and how you should be paid
While physicians tend to shy away from pure productivity systems, one veteran hospitalist leader says there are major benefits
Published in the December 2006 issue of Today's Hospitalist


Contracts

Rehabbing a contract
Tips to make contracts more physician-friendly
Published in the October 2011 issue of Today's Hospitalist

The dos and don'ts of exclusive contracts
What you need to find out before you sign on
Published in the August 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

What can you negotiate in a contract?
Tips to help you get creative with counter offers
Published in the June 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Red flags to look for in employment contracts
Don’t sign off on boilerplate restrictive covenants or deportment clauses
Published in the May 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

When an employer asks for a commitment up-front
Some contracts are asking hospitalists to pay up if they leave before a prescribed number of years
Published in the July 2007 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Nine items you don’t want to find in your employment contract
Any one of these should be your cue to start negotiating
Published in the November 2006 issue of Today's Hospitalist


Growing Your Practice

Making part-timers work for your practice
Groups set ground rules for part-time positions
Published in the May 2014 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Want a bigger partner?
Hospitalists groups weigh their options
Published in the January 2014 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Is your group in trouble?
Danger signs that your practice's honeymoon may be over
Published in the December 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

The struggle to bring new programs on board
Why PCPs are still resisting hospital medicine
Published in the October 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Are difficult doctors sabotaging your practice?
Bad behavior hurts morale and performance
Published in the April 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

It’s his first job. Is he having trouble keeping up?
What hospitalists have to say about their first jobs
Published in the March 2013 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Making plans for health care reform
Five case studies
Published in the April 2012 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Is your hospital getting crowded?
The rise of the other "ists"
Published in the March 2011 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Doctors bring same-day service to treadmill testing
A hospitalist-run program slashes wait times for low-risk patients
Published in the May 2009 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Filling the gap between observation units and the wards
A hospitalist-run short-stay unit provides another level of necessary care
Published in the December 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Taking a grown-up approach to growing your business
Too often, hospitalists fail to seek the legal protection they need
Published in the May 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Hyperbaric therapy: growing demand for a new service line
Hyperbarics provide a welcome diversion from unit rounding—and a new skill set for physicians
Published in the March 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

A preop evaluation service delivers unexpected benefits
Along with leading to better care, the service makes weekend coverage much more manageable
Published in the January 2008 issue of Today's Hospitalist

Is the "revolving door" derailing your practice?
Though distinct factors in hospital medicine encourage high turnover, hospitalist programs look to gain greater stability
Published in the February 2007 issue of Today's Hospitalist

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