J-1 Update: Premium Processing Reinstated

As of June 26, J-1 physicians once again have access to premium visa processing.  While premium processing was made unavailable just a few months ago, lawmakers reversed course and will allow J-1 physicians to expedite the review of their visa applications. Premium processing takes only two weeks, which is much faster than the regular processing… Read more »

J-1 Update: Changes in Visa Processing

J-1 physicians can no longer use premium processing to expedite the review of their visa applications. Previously, J-1 physicians could ensure the review of their application for a H1-B visa would take less than two weeks. Now, with suspension from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, they no longer have this option. The amount… Read more »

J-1 Update: Competitive States

For J-1 physicians, the level of competition for jobs varies from state to state. Most states open their application on October 1st, and in the most competitive states, these positions fill up within the first few weeks, or even days, of opening.   Additional state facts: Ohio – Typically opens late. For example, they didn’t… Read more »

Physician Contracts: Leaving Your Practice

Physician turnover has unfortunately become more common in medicine. With a health system that is increasingly subjected to tighter budgets and other financial constraints, physicians are pressured to quickly prove their worth, or move on. This has created a system where physicians are often working for a various employers over the span of their careers,… Read more »

Contract Attorneys Can Help Close the Physician Pay Gap

Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital recently conducted a comprehensive study to take a closer look at the pay gap between female and male physicians. What they found might not be surprising, but it is still frustrating: On average, female physicians earn $20,000 less than their male counterparts. The study reviewed the most obvious… Read more »

Relocating For The Family

When taking a new job as a physician, there are a lot of things to consider in regards to relocating. If you are still single, the only thing to worry about may be having a yard for your dog to play in – but when there is an existing family or plans for one in… Read more »