Career Development | Entering the "Real" World: Life After Training

As fellows-in-training are acutely aware, today’s health care environment is rapidly changing. Paralleling these changes in health care is an ever-evolving job market. With cuts in research funding, training grants and reimbursements, today’s job market isn’t even comparable to a few years ago, and it is even less similar to the market many more established cardiologists may remember. How do graduating fellows navigate this uncharted territory?

As I started writing this article, I realized just how much variability there is amongst the factors that one considers when choosing a job. Proximity to family, financial compensation, location, climate, practice environment, malpractice environment, work hours, benefits and numerous other factors all play into an individual’s decision tree when selecting a job. Read on at the ACC In Touch Blog >>>

This post was authored by Anjlee Mehta, MD, a member of the ACC Women in Cardiology Member Section and assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX.