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Resident Career Timeline

9 to 12 Months Prior to Practice (or fellowship)

Identify specific practice opportunities
Prepare CV and Resume
Request Letters of Recommendation
Understand physician compensation methods

6 to 9 Months Prior to Practice (or fellowship)

Assess your compensation and benefit needs
Negotiate your contract
Begin work on "practice paperwork"
Select Office Equipment
Decide on office size and staff

3 to 6 Months Prior to Practice (or fellowship)

Finalize your contract
Arrange for malpractice coverage
Begin advertising
Complete "practice paperwork"

The Residency Career Timeline can also be found on page 19 of the Young Physician Practice Management Survival Handbook.


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