Career Development | August Career Development Tips From the WIC Section

Tips For Success in a Private Practice

  • Understand the business of medicine: Learn how to code and bill accurately, review accounts receivable every month. Know how much you pay in rent, utilities, office supplies, leases, employee salaries and benefits. Have a broad understanding of the money coming into the practice and the money being spent on expenses (the difference will be your take-home paycheck!). Set aside one to two hours a month to review this.  – Toniya Singh, MD, FACC, a cardiologist at St. Louis Heart and Vascular in St. Louis, MO.

Tips For Getting Promoted in an Academic Center

  • Start early: Keeping track of your academic activities such as publications, speaking engagements and teaching activities from the beginning of your career makes compiling a dossier, which is one of the major components of your promotion evaluation, easier.  – Sharon L. Roble, MD, FACC, an assistant professor of clinical medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and a member of ACC’s Women in Cardiology Section.
  • Keep your curriculum vitae updated on a continuous basis. Make sure to account for all academic work, including research and your role in it; teaching of all types, including running residency or fellowship programs; and clinical practice, including leadership activities in clinical care.  – Anne L. Taylor, MD, FACC, the John Lindenbaum Professor of Medicine/Cardiology  at Columbia University Medical Center, senior vice president for  Faculty Affairs and Career Development, and vice dean for Academic Affairs at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, in New York, NY.