Practice Opportunity Day
Note: Registration for this Fall's Practice Opportunity Day is now underway!!
Updates for COVID-19:
- The GBHCW will hold one statewide event virtually in 2020. There will be no in-person activities this year (i.e. job fair, lunch, etc.).
- Pre-registration for both residents and exhibitors will still be required and can be completed through the links below.
- Invited physician participants are residents of any Georgia-based GME program or out-of-state residents who intend to practice in Georgia upon completion of GME
- Invited exhibitor participants are any clinic/hospital/health system recruiting for practice opportunities in Georgia.
- Like with events in previous years, door prizes will still be available to win for residents who pre-register for the event!
The Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce cosponsors a job fair each year in conjunction with Georgia-based graduate medical education programs to link resident physicians with employment opportunities around the state. While these events have historically been held in-person, the 2020 Practice Opportunity Fair will not be structured like in previous years, due to restrictions from COVID-19. Instead, the event will be the “Georgia Practice Opportunity Day.”
“We hope this event provides these up-and-coming physicians the opportunity to connect with hospitals scattered throughout the state,” said Antonio Rios, M.D., the Board's chairperson. “Since several of the hospitals and clinics participating are from rural areas, this event aligns with the Board’s mission to support medical education programming that encourages doctors to practice in medically underserved communities.”
More event information including a calendar and Board contact is below.
Specific to residents: The format of the event will be slightly different than previous years (due to COVID-19). Preregistration for residents will begin two months before the event and is required to be eligible for door prizes, which have previously included items like Starbucks or Amazon gift cards. Invited physician participants are resident physicians of Georgia-based GME programs or out-of-state residents who intend to practice in Georgia upon completion of GME, and the event is FREE for residents to attend. Booklets containing information about practice opportunities in Georgia will be mailed to GME program offices, and residents can pick up that booklet and a GBHCW gift bag from their residency program office on the day of the event. Residents with GME programs outside of Georgia may not receive the GBHCW gift bag and will likely receive an electronic copy of the practice opportunity booklet. The exhibitors will provide door prizes, and the GBHCW will enter all residents into a drawing for these prizes. Winners will be notified on the day of the event, and the door prize will be mailed to the winner a couple weeks later. Residents interested in attending this event should register using the links below.
Specific to exhibitors: The format of the event will be slightly different than previous years (due to COVID-19). Preregistration for exhibitors will begin two months before the event and is required to be included in the program booklet given to residents. Invited exhibitor participants are any clinic, practice, hospital, or health system recruiting for practice opportunities in Georgia. Exhibitors cannot be for-profit recruiters or recruitment companies and must be recruiting for positions located in Georgia. There is a small fee for exhibitors to participate, but we are waiving that fee for 2020! Exhibitors are encouraged to provide up to three door prizes with a value not to exceed $50 for each prize and ideally something small that can be mailed easily (for reference, door prizes from events in previous years have included items like Starbucks or Amazon gift cards). The GBHCW will notify exhibitors of door prize winners, and exhibitors can then mail their prize(s) to the corresponding winner(s). Exhibitors interested in attending the event should register using the links below.
Calendar of Events for 2020
Practice Opportunity Day
Resident Registration - Registration is now CLOSED
Exhibitor Registration - Registration is now CLOSED
For questions about this event or issues with registering, please contact: