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Finding A Job

As a full spectrum family physician, you can do just about anything.  The scope of the choice can be daunting.  There are no shortage of recruitiers out there, and websites such as the AAFP Career Center or STFM's Family Medicine Careers have plenty of listings.  If you're interested in postgraduate fellowship training, the AAFP keeps a Family Medicine Fellowship Directory. Here is some advice to start your search:

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How to Negotiate

Negotiating a contract doesn't come naturally to many family doctors.  We are generally an altruistic bunch, which can put us at a disservice when establishing our careers.  Here are some tips on negotiating.

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Understanding your Contract

Physician employment agreements can be intimidating.  The language can be confusing, and you may be afraid of overlooking an important detail.

Feel free to bring a potential contract to Dr. Araujo to review.  The CAFP also offers a contract review service, (click here).

Below are some resources to help you interpret your contract.

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Tuberculosis Assessment Form

Use this tuberculosis assessment form as a guide to your history- and physical-taking when considering whether someone requires airborne isolation while TB is being ruled out.

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Infant HIV Management

From the HIV Clinician Consultation Center, here are guidelines for initial testing workup and medication dosing for treatments for HIV-exposed neonates and infants.

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HIV/AIDS Guidelines

aidsinfo.nih.gov has guidelines for adult and adolescent care.  See the links below

 

Antiretrovirals:

Opportunistic Infections:

https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/contentfiles/lvguidelines/Adult_OI.pdf

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Restricted Antimicrobial Approval Process

Remember that some antibiotics and antifungals require approval from an Infectious Disease consultant prior to prolonged use.

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Procalcitonin

Procalcitonin is now available in the VCMC lab.  See the algorithm above for threshold levels for various clinical scenarios, and the info sheet to better understand how to use the study.

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