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Tips for a Physician in Getting the Right Job, Part XVI

Assessing the Relationship Between the Group and the Hospital(s)

Harolds, Jay, MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000000576
From the American College of Nuclear Medicine

For those job seekers seeking a position with a group of physicians, it is critical to assess the relationship of the hospital administration to the group, and also to physicians generally. Ideally, the relationship should be one of partnership, with mutual cooperation and seeking to understand and help each other. A hostile association could be due to 1 or both parties. An antagonistic relationship could mean that the group will be forced out or that its practice will not thrive, or that the hospital will not do well, or all 3.

From Advanced Radiology Services and the Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Services, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI.

Received for publication June 15, 2014; revision accepted July 15, 2014.

Reprints: Jay A. Harolds, MD, Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Advanced Radiology Services, PC, 3264 North Evergreen Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. E-mail:

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