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Ian Thompson III, MD

Advice to urology residents from 50 practicing urologists

What career or financial advice would you give to current urology residents? We posed this question to urologists who filled out our Urologist Compensation Survey and compiled 50 of the responses below. You will notice that some of the advice is repetitive, which simply means it was given multiple times. That might be the advice to pay most attention to!

Asset vs Liability

One thing that I’m passionate about is financial education.  It is difficult for me to advise urologists on jobs without throwing financial strategies in there as well. One concept that I think is fundamental is understanding the answer to this question: What is the difference between an asset and a liability?

Middle Men: Who are the players in the urology recruiting business?

I wanted to take a moment to review the different players you might encounter during your job search.  In-House Recruiters In-House recruiters are employed by and usually work at a given hospital or healthcare organization. Sometimes, in large hospital systems such as CHS, HCA, UHS, etc., these in-house recruiters may recruit for their hospitals in …

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Questions to ask in a private practice interview

As urologists, we’ve spent decades in academic settings. We’ve obtained multiple degrees, worked in labs, published papers, and spent thousands of hours working and training at an academic medical center. Many residency programs do not provide much exposure to the world of private practice urology, so interviewing for private practice jobs may feel daunting and unfamiliar. To start, here are some questions to consider as you go into a private practice interview.


​​It’s been a long while since I have written a blog post on this site…in fact it has been nearly 7 years! I could enumerate the reasons for the gap, but in short I’ve been busy. There are many who may be new to the site, and to you I say: “Welcome!” To many others, I welcome you back.