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Recent review for Book 2:  Navigating the Chasm Between Residency and Practicing Physician

“I worked along side Jodie Chant and Sheri Clarke at my local hospital during my years of leadership including member and ultimately chairman of the credential’s committee, Orthopedic department chair, and Chief of staff. Both authors are skilled professionals in the topics they write about in this career book. This work gives the medical community a well-organized concise primer about topics that sadly few leaders have their arms of understanding around. I see it as a gold mine for the new physician giving a nice check list of their responsibilities to get approved for membership to the medical staff. It is equally appropriate for instruction for those entering and involved in any level of leadership in the hospital to understand the gamut of issues that need attention to have a well-run and monitored medical staff. This is a must read and solid ongoing reference in personal libraries of physicians in leadership at hospitals." 

- J. Wesley Mesko, MD  (Michigan)

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These three authors are each experts in the physician career pathways identified in this series. They are sharing their expertise and lessons learned from decades of experience in order to guide physicians in their professional development pursuits.

Dr. Sheri L. Clarke has over 20 years of experience in Graduate Medical Education (GME) and medical school clerkship oversight. She has been the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for a health care system, Associate Director/Director of Medical Education for community teaching hospitals, and Chairperson of the Graduate Medical Education Committee.  She is the CEO and Senior Consultant for MedEd Associates, Inc.

Jodie Chant, MPA possesses 24+ years of executive health care administrative experience in the physician organization, physician hospital organization, health system, managed care, ACO and CIN settings. With a passion to support and promote physician success, Jodie started her own consulting and management services firm which provides clients nationwide with expert services and consulting in credentialing, privileging, accreditation and regulatory compliance, Focused and Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations (FPPE/OPPE), peer review, informatics and performance improvement, and all aspects of physician organization executive management services. 

Rebecca K. Kraus, PCC has over 15 years of experience as a certified Leadership and Physician coach and as an organizational development consultant. She has coached numerous senior level physicians and has developed leadership institutes for a number of health care systems. She is the President of Rebecca Kraus & Associates LLC.

 

For USA medical Students and Residents

Book 1 - US Series

The first book, The Road to Residency and Beyond, will help you navigate the twists and turns of choosing your specialty and finding the right path for your career.  In this book, you will learn valuable insider information about Graduate Medical Education (GME) such as…

  • Picking the right specialty and program pathway
  • Navigating the application process and interviewing
  • Discovering a systematic way to rank programs
  • Understanding residency competency assessment
  • Maximizing the residency experience
  • Learning practical tips for avoiding common mistakes

…and more. 

Books in this series are:

  1. The Road to Residency and Beyond – What They Didn’t Teach You in Medical School.
  2. Navigating the Chasm from Residency to Practicing Physician – Your Bridge to Success
  3. The Physician Influencer – Inspiring Others in the World of Medicine (Summer 2021)
     
Book 2 - US Series

The second book, Navigating the Chasm from Residency to Practicing Physician, will help you navigate the twists and turns of active practice that will give you the edge you need to be successful. In this book, you will learn valuable insider information about what you can expect to encounter as you navigate the chasm between residency and practicing physician, such as…

  • Proactively securing general requirements for active practice as an independent or employed physician
  • Understanding hospital/health system medical staff governance, professional practice evaluations and peer review
  • Navigating hospital/health system credentialing and privileging
  • Traversing health plan credentialing, enrollment and basic insurance payer contract models
  • Exposing key regulatory and compliance considerations
  • Considering membership in P.O.s, P.H.Os, ACOs or CINs

       …and more. 

 

Book 3 - US Series

 The third book in a series of three, the Physician Influencer, Inspiring Others in the World of Medicine will provide the insights and tools to further your career as a leader and change agent in your health care system or practice.  In this book, you will learn valuable information about becoming a Physician Influencer such as:

  • Distinguishing yourself from others seeking physician leadership opportunities
  • Increasing your ability to positively impact your organizations’ culture and practices 
  • Influencing others through proven communication and behavioral approaches
  • Building relationships with others that helps you achieve results
  • Developing your true capacity to be an emotionally intelligent, inspirational physician leader 

and much more. 

COMING IN LATE 2021 OR EARLY 2022

For IMG Students 
and Residents

Book 1 - International Medical Graduate Series

This Physician Career Guidebook is specifically for the International Medical Graduates wishing to successfully complete a residency program in the United States of America (USA).  This book provides practical, timely advice designed to help you further your career and prepare you for each step along the way. You will learn valuable insider information about Graduate Medical Education such as…

  • Picking the right specialty and program pathway
  • Navigating the application process and interviewing
  • Discovering a systematic way to rank programs
  • Maximizing the residency experience
  • Common cultural integration issues
  • Learning practical tips for avoiding common mistakes

…and more.  This first book in a series of two, Your Path to a Successful USA Medical Residency will help you navigate your way to being a licensed and board-certified physician in the USA.

Books in this series are:
Your Path to a Successful USA Medical Residency
Entering Practice as a USA Physician (Late 2021)

Book 2 - International Medical Graduate Series

ThIn this book, you will learn valuable insider information about what you can expect to encounter as you navigate the chasm between residency and practicing physician, such as…

  • Proactively securing general requirements for active practice as an independent or employed physician
  • Understanding hospital/health system medical staff governance, professional practice evaluations and peer review
  • Navigating hospital/health system credentialing and privileging
  • Traversing health plan credentialing, enrollment and basic insurance payer contract models
  • Exposing key regulatory and compliance considerations
  • Considering membership in P.O.s, P.H.Os, ACOs or CINs

       …and more.