For Residents

For a Hospitalist Career, Call Me When You’re Ready to be Happy

May 9th, 2019
by:

There’s a particular conversation I’ve had with fellow hospitalist colleagues. I’ve had it so many times it’s almost like a tape recorder. Here’s how it goes: Them: Angie, I’m done. I’ve had it. I want to quit Me: Oh? Them: Yea. I’m going to look for another job. Me: Ok , I understand and  I […]

read article

Posted in For Residents, Hospitalist Medicine

EM Residents: Here’s How To Do An Apples-to-Apples Comparison of Multiple Contract Offers

April 25th, 2019
by:

It’s decision time. There you are, a soon-to-graduate resident, at your disposable kitchen table in the apartment you’ve been renting for the past three or four years, with a blank yellow notepad in front of you. You draw a line in the middle of the page and start comparing the two offers you’ve received. On […]

read article

Posted in For Residents

You’re the Pilot: A Guide for Successful Shifts Your First Year Out of EM Residency

February 28th, 2019
by:

So, you’ve signed your first contract. You’ve successfully navigated your first real job search in nearly a decade. You’ll be graduating from residency in the near future, and it’s finally beginning to hit you: all too soon, you’ll be on your own. As USACS’ Vice President of Marketing and Recruiting, I am often in touch […]

read article

Posted in For Residents, Life in the ER

Three Expecting Mothers Share What a Strong Parental Leave Benefit Means to Them

November 1st, 2018
by:

Dr. Stefanie Gilbert has a long list of reasons why US Acute Care Solution’s parental leave policy is a crucial benefit for mothers, newborns, and their families as a whole. The 12 weeks of paid time off with flexible scheduling before and after birth makes it easier for mothers to attend post-natal doctor’s appointments, for […]

read article

Posted in Featured, For Residents

In Your First Real EM Job Search, Don’t Worry: Everyone Eventually Gets to Point B

October 8th, 2018
by:

This time of year can be disorienting for junior residents. Many of their senior residents will be about to, or will have signed contracts for their first job while they are just starting what is likely to be their first job search in a very, very long time. When the fall of my chief year […]

read article

Posted in For Residents

Interviewing for a Job? How does the ‘Ship’ Interact with Others?

August 2nd, 2018
by:

Michael Abrashoff became the captain of one of the worst ships in the U.S. Navy in 1997. The ship, the USS Benfold, was dysfunctional and the crew was sullen. The ship’s retention rate was abysmal (less than 28%). Morale was so bad that the crew literally cheered when the previous captain left the ship. But […]

read article

Posted in For Residents

As Your Career Evolves, So Too Can the Sources of Wellness and Meaning Within the ER

May 2nd, 2018
by:

The life cycle in the mind of ER physicians is fascinating. You begin your journey hungry, confident and cocky. You feast on taking care of the sickest of the sick and routinely leave work pumped with adrenaline and satisfaction after a crazy shift. You smile with pride after floating your first transvenous pacemaker and stick […]

read article

Posted in For Residents, Physician Wellness

USACS Speakers Bureau Now Available for Any Emergency Medicine Residency Program in the Country

February 26th, 2018
by:

For Dr. Jestin Carlson, the USACS Speakers Bureau was a way to solve his own problem, so to speak. Carlson is core faculty at St. Vincent Hospital, a small emergency medicine residency program in Erie, Pennsylvania. While he and his fellow faculty at the program are all accomplished educators in emergency medicine, the reality is […]

read article

Posted in For Residents

No Location in Mind, Dr. Hela Kotob’s Job Search Was Wide Open

January 9th, 2018
by:

When Dr. Hela Kotob started her search for a job post-residency, she felt overwhelmed by her options. Without a particular location in mind, she entertained a bunch of possibilities. Her family wanted her to come back to Iowa, but she was more interested in traveling somewhere new. Engaged to be married, her husband, also a […]

read article

Posted in For Residents

Four Strategies for Becoming a Great Attending

August 27th, 2017
by:

My first six months as an attending were frightening. I would drive to my shifts with the radio on, but I couldn’t really enjoy it. I was thinking about all the things that could go wrong. The truth was I didn’t know if I could handle the unknown. I was hypersensitive to the idea that […]

read article

Posted in For Residents