The Urology Job Search Blog

The VA Healthcare System • May 27, 2014

As most know, the VA healthcare system has been in the headlines for less than desirable service to our veterans. Many have even called for Secretary Shinseki to resign. The current scandal...

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Upcoming Disability Pricing Changes for Female Physicians • January 22, 2014

by Lauren Law Oschman, Financial Advisor at Larson Financial Group

Happy New Year! I hope you all were able to spend quality time with your families over the holidays and are looking forward...

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Protecting Your Assets and Future Earnings – The Umbrella Policy • June 20, 2013

By Lauren Law, Financial Advisor

To get from my office to my favorite lunch spot, I have to drive about 5 minutes down one of Nashville’s busiest streets. One afternoon last...

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Promescent • June 20, 2013

Have you ever had a patient in clinic complaining of premature ejaculation (PE)? This was not something that I saw much in training. Currently, most of what I see in practice is related to...

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Debt Repayment • April 9, 2013

By Lauren Law, Financial Advisor

Any idea what the average student loan debt burden was for physicians who finished their training in 2012? According to the AAMC 2012...

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The Urology Workforce • April 3, 2013

I attended the Joint Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. last month and it was a great experience. I highly recommend attending this conference for any resident, fellow, or practicing...

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Income Replacement Planning – What You Should Know About Disability Insurance • March 18, 2013

By Lauren Law, Financial Advisor

Around this time of year, I get more questions about disability insurance than anything else. My goal here is to shed some light on...

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Purchasing a House • February 26, 2013

By Lauren Law, Financial Advisor at Larson Financial Group

What do you think the biggest mistake is that I see physicians make just coming out of training? I’ve met...

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What Should I Be Looking for In a Job Offer? • January 22, 2013

By Lauren Law, Financial Advisor at Larson Financial Group

It’s that time of year, when many doctors finishing their residency/fellowship programs are receiving formal offers...

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Building a Financial House • January 22, 2013

As we enter 2013, many people are starting on their New Year’s resolutions. You’ve read the same old newspaper articles and watched the same recycled video clips from the local news highlighting...

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The Importance of Throughput • December 13, 2012

My first hourly, clock-punching job was working as a cashier and tortilla maker at Taco Cabana. Management ran the store with the bare minimum number of employees. I took pride in how much we...

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Patient Perception of Physician Pay • June 12, 2012

Most patients perceive physicians as highly compensated for the work they do. However, physicians' reimbursement for their work has been steadily decreasing.

[A study recently published in...

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Urology Job Search at the AUA, Again! • May 7, 2012

We're at it again, getting ready for an exciting week at the AUA annual meeting later this month. I hope that many of you are going to be able to attend.

The toughest thing about attending...

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How Much is a Urologist Worth to a Hospital? • March 20, 2012

Have you ever wondered how much you might be worth to a hospital as a urologist?

Well, there are folks that work to collect this data and hospitals are well aware of these numbers. That’s one...

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Information Overload with Electronic Medical Records • February 23, 2012

Just before I was about to log in to CPRS this morning to check how many “alerts” I had to go through, I saw this article from Medscape commenting on the current state of information overload we as...

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Physician Contract Review • January 23, 2012

There are many steps to take in the job search process. After you have identified a job and feel as though you've found a practice you'd like to join, you will most likely be sent a proposed...

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Operating Room Takeoffs • November 1, 2011

It’s 0730 on any given morning and the flight pattern is full. Numerous stretchers, with patients on board, pull out of their holding rooms and taxi down the hall to their respective operating...

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The South Central Section: A Quick Review • October 4, 2011

Chadwick here, the tech side of things at Urology Job Search. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the annual meeting of the South Central Section of the AUA. I’m a programmer and a...

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Resident's Night Out at the South Central Section of the AUA: Sept. 16th • September 6, 2011

I am happy to announce that we are sponsoring another social event for urology residents/fellows. We will be hosting this event next week at the annual meeting of the <a...

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UroToday • August 9, 2011

The growth of the internet has allowed us to enjoy access to many new portals of information on just about any topic you could imagine. Urology is not a topic that is lacking when it comes to...

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The Perfect Urology Job • July 12, 2011

There is a good chance that by now you have received a few emails, postcards, or even phone calls advertising a urology job. If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky, but they will come with...

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Urology in Congo • June 15, 2011

I know most of you all are aware of the projected workforce shortage for urologists in the United States. The most recent figure I heard at the AUA, last month, was that 47% of U.S. urologists are...

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Announcing Our Best Giveaway Yet: Pocket Guide to Urology • May 16, 2011

I recognize that it's been a while since we had a give away here at UJS, but it's time to roll out something even better than the iTunes gift cards.

We have recently received industry support to...

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Two Events to Check Out at the AUA Annual Meeting • May 4, 2011

I just wanted to take a moment to highlight a couple of events at the AUA annual meeting geared towards residents and fellows in training.

Residents' Forum

On...

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Urology Job Search Reception at AUA Annual Meeting • April 19, 2011

The AUA Annual Meeting is fast approaching and Urology Job Search is going to be there! Come and visit us at Booth #1624.

More importantly, we are going to be...

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Picture Pages • April 18, 2011

Did you used to watch Bill Cosby and Picture Pages? I love that little tune. Though, I never got to order that picture page activity book and pen. Fast forward and toys are a little slicker these...

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Leave the Cysto Cart Behind! • April 5, 2011

Consult: Difficult catheterization.

This is all too familiar. You try to get a little history from either the ER or primary team and they are often not very helpful....

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New Feature: Employer Pages • March 10, 2011

When I first started working through the concept of Urology Job Search and just getting it off the ground, my buddy Kelly Stratton (also a PGY 4 GU resident) kept telling me: "Ian, you...

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Middle Men: Who Are the Players in the Recruiting Business? • February 21, 2011

I want to touch on who the players are in the recruiting business because the more time I spend working on Urology Job Search, the more obvious it seems to me that this venture has the potential of...

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Busier Than Usual Lately... • January 25, 2011

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I want to substitute this picture for this month's entry:

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Luggage for the Interview Season: SkyRoll • December 29, 2010

SkyRollA slight tangent off the normal career/job search oriented topics, I thought that...

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Medical Licensing: Start Early • November 30, 2010

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving holiday.

I am taking this opportunity to write briefly on medical licensing. This is most applicable for those that are in their chief year vs last year...

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The HCA Stipend Program • November 2, 2010

On the topic of augmenting your income while working as a resident or fellow: Do you know that many employers are offering stipend programs these days?

I had no idea that these sort of stipend...

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Earning Additional Income through Military Service • October 5, 2010

My father retired from the army after 23 years of active duty service, so I acknowledge that I may have some bias with regard to this topic based on my experiences growing up.

There are many...

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Credentialing: 2 Ways To Keep Track of Your Paperwork • September 7, 2010

A common theme of our career path in medicine is that we tend to work hard to reach one level, and then find ourselves having to apply and compete to make it to the next one. We work hard in...

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An Introduction to Urology Job Search • August 9, 2010

This is my first step into the world of blogging. My goal is to write about the urology job search process and share what I've learned along the way. I also will point out how Urology Job Search...

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