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About the World Job Bank

What do you get from being a member of NAPR and the World Job Bank?

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Physician Visa Types

This information is intended to give a brief description of the types of visas some international medical graduates obtain to come to the United States to enter residency programs and the means by which they petition to stay. Immigration is a complicated issue and specific questions are best answered by an immigration attorney. 

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Safe Harbor

Federal Anti-Kickback Law And Regulatory Safe Harbors
The Stark Law and the federal anti-kickback statute are independent laws. In addition, many states have anti-kickback statutes. 

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AMGA Survey on Physician Compensation: “What is Covered and How to Read It.”

Purpose: Most medical groups and health care systems physician recruiters struggle to find reliable market data on physician compensation and productivity.  They need data that is both reliable and that fairly represents the national, regional, and local markets.  In addition, they need information that not only covers compensation but data on productivity, panel size and other key factors of performance.  The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Survey on Physician Compensation is one of the major sources of reliable market data.  The AMGA Survey has been conducted annually since 1990.

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Candidate Reference Forms

Below you will find various samples of candidate reference forms.  These are for references only and does not constitute any legal advice. NAPR suggests you consult your attorney for final suggested language.

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Working with a Recruiter

Working with a recruiter can save you time and often introduce you to jobs which have not yet been publicly advertised. Recruiters maintain your confidentiality while guiding you through the process. They help you discover the pros and cons of the practice and geographic area as well as assist you with contract negotiations. To maximize your working relationship, the following is suggested:

  • Provide a current Curriculum Vitae, credentials and references (when requested) that are complete and factual.
  • Keep track of recruiters' names, firms and the names and location of the opportunities they represent.
  • Require that your Curriculum Vitae and credentials be referred only with your permission.
  • Ask recruiters to present accurate and complete information regarding practice opportunities.
  • Accurately discuss your motivation for relocation and be specific about your geographic preferences.
  • Provide current income and future income expectations.
  • Provide information about special needs for children, schools, housing, spouse or partner's employment, etc.
  • Provide the current status of your search.
  • Acknowledge whether your credentials have already been presented to the recruiter's client.
  • Provide honest information about National Practitioner Databank reports, lawsuits, privilege or licensure suspension or revocations, or any other issue which may affect your candidacy.
  • Be prepared to cooperate with appropriate parties, when asked, by acknowledging which Recruiter referred you to the position in question, including which recruiter set up the interview and assisted with interview arrangements.
  • Keep in touch with your recruiter(s) in a timely manner.
  • Provide timely and complete feedback regarding interviews to both the recruiter and your potential employer.
  • Allow your recruiter to use his or her expertise to assist with contract negotiations.

Interviewing Tips

Working with a recruiter can save you time and often introduce you to jobs which have not yet been publicly advertised. Recruiters maintain your confidentiality while guiding you through the process. They help you discover the pros and cons of the practice and geographic area as well as assist you with contract negotiations. To maximize your working relationship, the following is suggested:

  1. Dress in a professional and appropriate manner.
  2. Confirm the visit.
  3. Get directions and appropriate contact numbers.
  4. Learn about the location and practice prior to visiting.
  5. Be polite and acknowledge everyone, especially staff.
  6. Do not chew gum, but be sure to have fresh breath.
  7. Be yourself.
  8. Be upbeat and attentive.
  9. Do not wear strong cologne or perfume.
  10. Answer questions thoroughly.
  11. Do not over-talk or answer questions before the questioner has finished.
  12. Bring copies of your Curriculum Vitae and references.
  13. Bring your spouse or partner (if appropriate).
  14. Do not treat the visit as a vacation.
  15. Do not add unnecessary expenses to your visit expenses.
  16. Discuss income guarantee, salary and bonus as appropriate.
  17. Express your interest (if appropriate).
  18. Write thank you notes to all promptly.

Identifying an Employment Attorney

How to Identify A Healthcare Labor and Employment Attorney:

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Writing Your CV Cover Letter

The cover letter to your Curriculum Vitae is your potential employer’s first impression of you – make it a good one!

  1. Keep your letter brief.
  2. Proofread carefully.
  3. State whether you are practicing or in training.
  4. State if you are responding to advertising or an internet job posting.
  5. State if your job search is confidential.
  6. State when you are available.
  7. State if you have “ties” to the area or other reason for relocation.
  8. Explain Curriculum Vitae gaps.
  9. Explain any visa waiver requirements (if applicable).
  10. Mention any specialty training that would make your candidacy more desirable.
  11. Include your contact information.
  12. Do not hesitate to get professional writing and editing help if necessary.
  13. Use white or ecru resume paper.

Curriculum Vitae Template

Click here to download the template

CONTACT INFORMATION
Name
Address
Home Telephone
Work Telephone (if possible)
Cell Phone
E-mail





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How to Choose and Work with a Recruiting Firm

HOW DO I CHOOSE A SEARCH FIRM?

What’s the difference between contingency and retainer firms?

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Why Work with a NAPR Recruiter

The NAPR, in existence for over 30 years, is the only international organization whose membership includes traditional physician search firms, in-house hospital recruiters, physician groups, contract staffing, advanced practice clinicians recruiting firms, locum tenens’ organizations, and other physician employers.  Our diverse membership is unified by these characteristics:

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Types of Malpractice Insurance

There are two basic types of malpractice insurance: "claims-made" and "occurrence-made".

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Residency and Fellowship Programs

Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database (FREIDA)

The FREIDA Online database allows you to search over 8,200 graduate medical education programs (residencies and fellowships) accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. 
 
http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/education-careers/graduate-medical-education/freida-online.page

Physician Track Training

Undergraduate Education: 
 
4 years’ education at a college or university, graduating with a BS or BA degree.

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Medical Specialty Definitions

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

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Recruiting Definitions

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

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MedTerms Medical Dictionary

Online Medical DictionaryMedTerms™
  1. MedTerms medical dictionary is the medical terminology for MedicineNet.com. Our doctors define difficult medical language in easy-to-understand explanations of over 19,000 medical terms.
  2. MedTerms online medical dictionary provides quick access to hard-to-spell and often misspelled medical definitions through an extensive alphabetical listing.

Click here to view MedTerms Medical Dictionary.

Healthcare Terminology

This is NAPR's Compliation of relevant terminology to our members.
The following link also provides definitions for medical terminology: http://www.medterms.com/script/main/hp.asp 

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What Are the Different Types of Practice Settings?

Practice Setting Types

Academics – a position affiliated with a teaching hospital or medical school.

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