Hospitalists can strengthen their connections with an offer to reciprocate: “You want to be as helpful as you are helped,” Dr. Holman says. “End the conversation with the offer: ‘If there is any way that I can help you, let me know.’ ”
Set goals, practice your elevator speech, venture out and introduce yourself, and follow up.
These simple steps will help you in your networking efforts, and likely will help advance your career. TH
Jane Jerrard is a medical writer based in Chicago. She also writes “Public Policy” for The Hospitalist.