Transition from Training to Practice
Moving from a training program to private practice can be a stressful time for any doctor. For your previous training experience, you are in a cocoon or bubble and are protected by staff and faculty from your training program. There are so many things to take into consideration when making that transition to practice. Balancing your current workload as a resident or fellow and then managing family responsibilities while attempting to start your new practice can often lead to mistakes and missed opportunities. This chapter will help make that transition seamless. The following suggestions are a compilation of advice from several young physicians who entered private practice within the past 3 years. They will share what worked for them and what they would do if they had a chance to start all over again.