18 Months before Graduation

Preparing for Your Job Search

Employment as a Nephrologist

As you navigate your career path and the choices ahead of you, you may be seeing opportunities in private practice, multi-specialty practices, hospitals…but what about opportunities in an employed setting? The Veterans Administration (VA), national multi-specialty groups like Kaiser and private practices with employed-only positions are all options to [...]

2022-04-07T08:32:22-06:00June 8th, 2019|18 Months before Graduation, 12 Months before Graduation|Comments Off on Employment as a Nephrologist

Tips for J-1 Physicians Seeking J-1 Waiver Sponsorship

Dear reader: through these blogs we strive to provide relevant content based on our experiences. We also believe it is valuable to provide the opportunity for others in the industry to share their views. The below article outlines the steps and considerations required for J-1 visa candidates. We would [...]

2022-04-07T08:34:15-06:00October 4th, 2018|18 Months before Graduation, Kidney Stories|Comments Off on Tips for J-1 Physicians Seeking J-1 Waiver Sponsorship

Living and Working in Your Ideal Community

You’ve spent a good portion of your life training in medicine and finally decided you want to specialize in nephrology. Great! But do you know WHERE you want to practice nephrology after you’ve completed your fellowship? In most cases, we find that fellows have an ideal location in mind [...]

2022-04-07T08:36:18-06:00June 22nd, 2018|18 Months before Graduation, 12 Months before Graduation|Comments Off on Living and Working in Your Ideal Community

Timeline for your Nephrology Career Search

Finding a nephrology job that best aligns with your needs takes time and careful planning. We recommend that fellows begin researching and preparing for their searches no later than 12 months before graduation. We have included a brief timeline below to help get you started. 12 Months prior to [...]

2019-12-01T13:25:14-07:00May 2nd, 2016|18 Months before Graduation|Comments Off on Timeline for your Nephrology Career Search

First Impressions Matter: Your Guide to an Effective CV

Your curriculum vitae (CV) is your first impression when applying for a nephrology position. The difference between a great CV and a mediocre CV can be the difference between an interview request and no response. It is the first representation of you and your qualifications at which prospective employers [...]

2019-12-01T13:24:47-07:00June 10th, 2016|18 Months before Graduation|Comments Off on First Impressions Matter: Your Guide to an Effective CV

What is the Best Career Option For You?

As a nephrologist there are various career paths that you can take after completing fellowship. Within each of these options are key factors that motivate individuals to choose one path or another. Some of those key factors might include your professional interests (i.e. research, direct patient care, teaching), as [...]

2019-12-01T13:24:28-07:00June 23rd, 2016|18 Months before Graduation|Comments Off on What is the Best Career Option For You?

Starting Your Search: Where to Look

Assuming you have your CV ready, a cover letter written and your practice priorities determined, you're ready to start your job search. There are several resources available to help you advance your career.  DaVita SOURCE, of course, is our first recommendation. We are a team of experts helping nephrology [...]

2019-12-01T13:23:45-07:00July 14th, 2016|18 Months before Graduation, 12 Months before Graduation|Comments Off on Starting Your Search: Where to Look

Which Practice Option is for You?

After narrowing down your decision to become a private practice physician you still need to think about what kind of day to day operations will suit you best. What does your ideal practice look like? Is it 100% nephrology or is a mix of internal medicine ok? Is it [...]

2022-04-07T08:41:43-06:00July 5th, 2016|18 Months before Graduation|Comments Off on Which Practice Option is for You?

Big City vs. Small Town. What is Right for You?

At DaVita Source we receive quite a few inquiries from fellows and practicing nephrologists who are looking for a first time job or a career change. Each inquirer usually has a specific location in mind and more often than not, it is in a large metropolitan area or within [...]

2019-12-01T13:11:14-07:00February 16th, 2018|18 Months before Graduation, 12 Months before Graduation|Comments Off on Big City vs. Small Town. What is Right for You?

Social Media and Your Job Search

Job hunting? CV ready? References on-call? Interview questions prepped? Social media looking sharp? Wait…what?!?! Never fear, SOURCE is here… We live in a time where social media is commonplace, and often the first step today’s employers will take when considering a new physician associate is to “google” them. If [...]

2019-12-01T13:19:15-07:00February 2nd, 2017|18 Months before Graduation, 12 Months before Graduation|Comments Off on Social Media and Your Job Search
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