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New Leadership at Medical Opportunities
I'm Stacie Longwell Sadowski, and today I'm pleased to announce that I will be taking over as the Director for Medical Opportunities, with continued support from our team of IT and marketing specialists. I am excited to take on this role and have the opportunity to serve you in your recruitment efforts...
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​What is a Program Coordinator?
Graduate Medical Education Program Coordinators play a vital role in the success of residency programs nationwide. Their role is so hectic and varied that they are sometimes thought of as the parent or coach figure in a residency program.  Roles and responsibilities of a program coordinator deal with the day-to-day operations of the residency program.  This can include resident recruitment, retention, scheduling, and onboarding of residents, as well as coordination of all aspects of fellowship activities...
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Building a Medical Team with the J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Every year, the State of Michigan selects 30 physicians to recommend for this federal program.  Physicians are chosen based on priority criteria; safety net provider facilities, designated primary care physicians, and to work in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids, has been extending employment contracts to J-1 waiver candidates for six years now, and has experienced great success...
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United States Exchange Visitor Program - Clinical Care
The United States Department of Health and Human Services accepts applications for physicians with J-1 visas to waive the two year foreign residency requirement. Physicians must agree to deliver services for three years in a health professional shortage area with a score of 7 or higher and meet the...
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Celebrating National Nurses Week 2016
During National Nurses Week, Medical Opportunities would like to extend a special thanks to nurses, as they continue to provide the highest level of quality care to your patients. You deserve special recongition for your efforts in delivering compassionate care, positively impacting the health and well-being of your community...
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Medical Opportunities Celebrates National Doctor's Day
Doctors’ Day is March 30th, and while it has only been a national holiday for 26 years, the Michigan Health Council has celebrated and been grateful for physicians for nearly 73 years. As a nonprofit organization, the goal of the Medical Opportunities program has always been to help health systems recruit and retain talented physicians in our region...
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10 Tips for Navigating Physician Career Fairs
Career fairs are great opportunities to meet with representatives from leading healthcare organizations across the country. These representatives have traveled with a single goal in mind: to find and recruit experienced physicians like yourself. In order to have the best possible experience at your upcoming career fair, you’ll need to put in some preparation work...
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Why New Grads Change Jobs
It may not be surprising to learn that 50 – 70% of all newly trained physicians will leave their first job within the first 2 – 3years.  Considering all of the time and expense involved in the recruiting process for both the physician and the employer, it is important to review the contributing factors of turnover...
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Writing a Job Posting that Sizzles
According to the Physician’s Foundation 81% of physicians believe their workload is either at capacity or state they are overextended.  56% reported morale is very or somewhat negative. Clearly there are practicing physicians, PA’s and NP’s who could be interested in making a move.  Maybe it is a good time to update job postings with fresh information and key messages to stimulate interest...
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Why Post a Job?
Working on a hard to fill opportunity?  Here are five reasons to post the job on Medical Opportunities...
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