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State Medical License Applications: Another Burdensome Task for Busy Mom MDs

State Medical License Applications: Another Burdensome Task for Busy Mom MDs
From the time you first began your application to attend a biomedical science program up until this point your career, it may feel as though filling out tedious paperwork is a requirement for practicing medicine; and in a way, it is. Afterall, in order to practice, you not only have to apply for open positions and hospital credentials but for state medical licenses as well. If you’re about to finish your residency or fellowship program, it’s possible that you have yet to endure the tedious and time consuming process that is applying for a medical license with a state board. As though this tas......
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The Gender Pay Gap Among Physicians - Staggering and Real

  It is often said that being a mom is the toughest job on the planet. As a mom, you are on call 24/7, 365 days a year. You definitely don’t get sick days and you probably don’t take a lunch break. Let’s be honest, some days you don’t even have the time to brush your hair or take a shower. But what about moms who also have a full-time job? Further, what about moms who have a full-time job in one of the most stressful and intense industries? I think it is safe to say that physicians who are also mothers likely take the cake when it comes to the world’s toughest jobs. Not many would argue w......
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The overlooked approach that all Hospitalist Moms need to know about: work only when you want, have more quality family time and still out earn your colleagues.

The overlooked approach that all Hospitalist Moms need to know about: work only when you want, have more quality family time and still out earn your colleagues.
Finding a work/life balance might be the most important thing in your career as a hospitalist. Everybody would agree that family time is extremely valuable—you want to see your kids grow,  be part of their life experiences, be a good parent and share wisdom. Full-time hospitalists are often portrayed as having one of the best jobs due to time off and job flexibility. Guess what? There’s some truth to that since typical hospitalist schedules do offer some flexibility and a good amount of time off. However, there are inevitable problems: Because of the seven on/seven off schedule, some ye......
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Overwhelmed in your job search? Here is your step-by-step timeline!

Overwhelmed in your job search? Here is your step-by-step timeline!
You're a physician and you're a mom? Mind blown. Many people cannot handle their 9 to 5 job everyday, and you're a practicing clinician and managing children? Seriously. That's lot of work. And if you're still in training, you're about to add job searching to your to-do list! The job search process is tedious, lengthy, and if you're going to be comprehensive and thorough about it, it can take quite a long time! Needless to say, this can all be a bit overwhelming. But nothing some good, old-fashioned organization can't handle. So we wanted to put together a step-by-step job seach timeline for t......
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The Advanced Guide to Power Dressing for Mom MDs

The Advanced Guide to Power Dressing for Mom MDs
As a woman in a competitive and previously male-dominated profession, you’re probably familiar with the basics of power dressing: dress as plainly and severely as a man in order to convey a man’s level of authority. Now that throws all the fun of dressing up for work out the window faster than you can say “natural breast enhancement”.   Contemporary rules of power dressing now allow for women to be more expressive with their style. Women no longer need to fit themselves into a man’s mold; they’re now empowered enough to challenge the mold and change the workplace in ways only a woman can,......
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