October 1998 AAOS Report

Video on first practice issues is available

A videotape of the Academy-sponsored teleconference "First Practice: Strategies for Success" is available. The three-part program includes sessions entitled "The Challenge of Today's Healthcare Marketplace," "Your Search for Practice Opportunities" and "Essential Practice Management Tools and Systems." Information about evaluating new practice opportunities, negotiating contracts and evaluating various practice arrangements are included in the program. The teleconference was sponsored by the Specialty Societies Care Coalition of which the Academy is a member, along with seven other national medical organizations. To order the videotape, contact (415) 561-8500, ext. 389. It costs $50 for residents and fellows-in-training and $495 for hospitals and other organizations.


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