San Francisco, Calif.—For residents embarking on their professional careers or physicians changing a career, navigating the many issues involved in making a decision that will significantly affect both their professional and personal lives can be daunting and challenging. To provide some guidance, practicing physicians with many years of experience in their respective careers discussed these issues during a session held here Sept. 13 at the 2011 American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Annual Meeting.
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The first step to consider is whether a physician is looking for a career in private practice or in academia. The opportunities in each vary, so a clear understanding of their distinct milieu is integral to a career choice, speakers said during the session, which was co-organized by the AAO-HNS Section for Residents and Fellows and the AAO-HNS Women in Otolaryngology section.
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Robert Glazer, chief executive officer of ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP, in Tarrytown, N.Y., said that when hiring employees, it is important to consider the many issues that will determine if a physician is a good fit with a given group.