Collections from the American College of Nuclear Medicine

Tips for Physicians in Getting the Right Job

A doctor should try to have at least 1 year to do a job search. This allows time to learn how to find a new job, do a careful assessment of what is best for both the doctor and his family in terms of the type of job and the location, prepare an appropriate curriculum vitae, find and research the prospective employers, practice for interviews, go on multiple interviews, have successful contract negotiations, and get hospital privileges and a license in the state...

Recruiting New Physicians

Organizations are judged largely by the quality of their people and their output. It is therefore critical to obtain the best possible new physicians in the recruiting process. However, getting the finest doctor for the job may mean looking for someone who brings more than expertise in a subspecialty field such as nuclear medicine. The group doing the hiring may also want an individual who has expertise in business, leadership, computers, or other areas. It may be the group wants someone who is a star in research or teaching or whose name is recognized internationally...

Feedback and Rewards

This series of articles discusses conversations regarding feedback. Feedback can include input from numerous sources, including one’s supervisor, peers, subordinates, suppliers, customers, patients, and/or society members. Effective feedback is very important to the operation of any organization and to the growth of the individual. However, feedback done poorly does not appear to be rare and can be highly destructive to all...

Tips for Giving a Memorable Presentation

Giving an excellent presentation is critical for the success of many people, including leaders, managers, team members, business people, those in nonprofit societies, coaches, and educators. The audience may vary from a few people to thousands of people, but many of the principles are the same...

Communicating in Organizations

Communication skills are important for all members in an organization, and especially the leaders. Leaders must be proficient in many different types of conversations, such as one-on-one dialogue, group meetings, speeches, electronic exchanges of messages, newsletters, question and answer sessions with various stakeholders and the media, and so forth...

Planning and Conducting Meetings Effectively

Meetings are held by leaders for many purposes, including conveying information, raising morale, asking for opinions, brain storming, making people part of the problem-solving process, building trust, getting to a consensus, and making decisions. However, many meetings waste time, some undermine the leader's power, and some decrease morale...

Tips for Leaders

There are many important leadership skills that can be learned from experience, mentoring, reading, discussions, lectures, etc. The subjects include not only business topics and communication skills but also a variety of tips on what to do and what not to do. These include desirable styles of leadership, how to gain the trust of others in the organization, the significance of the appropriate delegation of tasks, the importance of teams, how to manage change, how to win during a crisis, what to do in the early days of becoming a new leader, preventing the loss of one's practice to a rival organization, improving quality, and others. There are also many important attributes of leaders, including having a strong moral compass...

ACNM Meetings

From the American College of Nuclear Medicine