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What’s Behind Physician Burnout?
This article provides an overview of the COVID19-related reasons physicians are burning out.
Preparing for a Job Interview
This resource from ReproJobs offers tips and tricks for preparing for a job interview in the reproductive health field.
Tips for Traveling Physicians
This document provides information from a seasoned traveling physician on how to build community in clinics as well as questions to consider before taking on a traveling physician position.
Federation of State Medical Boards
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) supports US state medical boards in licensing, disciplining and regulating physicians and healthcare professionals. The FSMB website has state related COVID-19 resources, support in physician licensing, and a comprehensive data center on physicians and physician assistants in the US.
National Women’s Law Center
The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) works to advance gender justice in the courts, in the states, in the press, and in Congress and the federal government. The NWLC is available as a legal resource to abortion providers facing employment discrimination, such as the inability to moonlight.
Behavioral Interviewing for Early Candidates
This guide provides HR and hiring managers with practical information about how to conduct effective interviews and includes sample behavioral interview questions as well as tools for evaluating candidates.
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
The Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) is an expedited pathway to licensure for physicians who want to practice in multiple states. Obtaining additional licenses through the IMLC can take as little as 10 days.
Updates in Physician Compensation
This 2018 survey of 8,000+ US physicians offers a wealth of information about the current state of physicians including, average number of patients they see per day, percent who see Medicare and Medicaid patients, information on payment, physician age, and much more.
Abortion Provider Toolkit
The Abortion Provider Toolkit is a resource for Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs) who want to provide abortion care. The AP Toolkit provides evidence for abortion care as a natural extension of the work of Nurse Practitioners, midwives, and Physician Assistants, acknowledges barriers clinicians face, and shares case studies of how other APCs have expanded scope of practice in their areas to include abortion.
IHI framework for improving joy in work
This white paper, created by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, serves as a guide for health care organizations to create a more joyful and engaged workforce. With explanations on why this is important, and concrete steps on how to make it possible in your workplace.
TEACH Early Abortion Training Curriculum
The newly revised 6th edition of the TEACH Early Abortion Training Curriculum is an all-inclusive interactive curriculum with tools to train new reproductive health providers to competence.
Mayo Clinic’s 9 strategies to promote engagement and reduce burnout
Studies show that 50% of US physicians are experiencing professional burnout, this is a systemic issue that is often expected to be resolved by the individual experiencing burnout. In this paper, physicians from the Mayo Clinic lay out 9 ways in which health care organizations can promote engagement and reduce burnout with their staff.
Optimizing your mentoring relationship: A toolkit for mentors and mentees
Mentorship is a vital component of professional development, including for abortion providers. Mentees report positive impacts from mentorship programs, yet mentors often struggle to meet their mentees’ needs. This toolkit offers a variety of mentoring models and guidance to mentees.
Recruiting a more diverse workforce article
This toolkit is broken up into three sections: Recruiting Best Practices, Before the Interview, and the Interview. It provides tips for how to write a job description in a way that receives more diverse candidates, ideas for mentorship programs, how to create a hiring committee, and example interview questions (and much more!)
Talking about your work with others
This resource from TEACH provides helpful examples developed by Anne Baker at the Hope Clinic of responses to questions and comments that may arise inside or outside the clinic environment.
National Abortion Federation Continuing Medical Education
NAF’s Medical Department provides ACCME-accredited training through online learning, in-person training, meetings, and webinars. Topics include ultrasound in abortion care, trans-inclusive abortion care, medication abortion, values clarification, and more.