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Residents & Fellows participate in Life After Residency Program

Tuesday, June 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
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The Duval County Medical Society held its annual Life After Residency program on May 20 and June 3 at San Jose Country Club.

Dozens of residents and fellows registered to participated in the program, which offers life and practice skills training that might not have been covered during residency.

During the first session, Mayo physicians Dr. Michele Lewis and Dr. Mary Hedges taught a course on interviewing skills entitled, "You Only Get One Chance." Local healthcare attorney Ann Bittinger taught a course entitled "Win Your Contract Negotiation." This covered how to get the most of our your contract when being offered a position. Also during the first session, David Hester of The Doctors Company explained the best practices for managing practice insurance and preventing claims. His course was entitled, "MedMal... Because it Happens to Everyone."

On June 3, residents and fellows reconvened for the second part of the program. UF Health's Dr. Christopher Scuderi kicked off the day with a course entitled, "Setting Your Path." He covered the best way to steer your life after medical residency. In the next course, "Debt Me Outta Here!," Mayo Director of Student Financial Aid David Dahlen explained how to manage student loans. The program was rounded out with a course by Cathy Eng of Resume Rocketeer called "My CV is Not Where it Needs to Be." She explained how writing a great CV gets you the interview.

The Life After Residency program is made possible through support from Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, St. Vincent's HealthCare, UF Health Jacksonville and Naval Hospital Jacksonville.