Life After Residency

A Career Planning Guide

  • John G. Brock-Utne
  • William W. Feaster
  • Melissa T. Berhow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. William W. Feaster
    Pages 1-12
  3. Melissa T. Berhow
    Pages 13-18
  4. Melissa T. Berhow
    Pages 19-27
  5. Melissa T. Berhow
    Pages 29-44
  6. William W. Feaster
    Pages 45-59
  7. William W. Feaster
    Pages 61-66
  8. John G. Brock-Utne
    Pages 67-71
  9. William W. Feaster
    Pages 73-78
  10. William W. Feaster, Michael J. Corley
    Pages 79-97
  11. John G. Brock-Utne, William W. Feaster, Blaine Warkentine
    Pages 99-110
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 111-131

About this book


Life After Residency: A Career Planning Guide is an insightful, step-by-step guide to achieving a successful and fulfilling career in medicine. As professors at Stanford University Medical Center, Drs. Melissa Berhow, William Feaster, and John Brock-Utne began running seminars to advise their residents not only on creating a curriculum vitae and landing a great job, but also on how to manage student loan payments and avoid pitfalls in the life of a physician. The immense success and ensuing demand for more seminars eventually gave rise to Life After Residency—a book which continues the seminar discussions in greater depth and magnitude, while maintaining a conversational writing style.

Other key topics covered include:

  • Preparing for a job interview
  • Evaluating job offers and negotiating contracts
  • Obtaining and maintaining the proper State license
  • How to apply for membership onto Medical Staffs
  • Obtaining malpractice insurance
  • Buying a house and investing for eventual retirement
  • Advice for non-medical career options

Loaded with sage advice and practical wisdom, Life After Residency is an invaluable asset to every resident during the transition from residency to life thereafter.


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Authors and affiliations

  • John G. Brock-Utne
  • William W. Feaster
  • Melissa T. Berhow

There are no affiliations available

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-87691-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-87692-4
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