Our physician reentry reading list has been updated as of spring 2016.

Physician Reentry Reading List

This list intends to provide a starting point for those interested in additional information on reentry of physicians into the workforce. Some of the articles while not specifically about physician reentry provide information in general on reentering the workforce that may be useful. Please note that a listing here does not indicate endorsement by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  • Adams KE, Allen R, Cain JM. Physician reentry: a concept whose time has come. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 May;111(5):1195-8.
  • Adams D. Stricter requirements sought for relicensure as medical boards draft proposal. AMNews. December 24/31, 2007.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics. The Physician Reentry into the Workforce Inventory: Insights from Pediatric Subspecialties & Surgical Sections. (2016). Available at http://physician-reentry.org/wp-content/uploads/PediatricSubspecialtiesFINAL.pdf
  • American Academy of Pediatrics. A Physician Reentry into the Workforce Inventory. 2010. Available at www.physicianreentry.org.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics. Physician Reentry: What Employers Need to Know. 2011. Available at www.physicianreentry.org.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Federation of State Medical Boards. Reentry into Clinical Practice: Tips for Handling Inquiries from Physicians. (2015). Available at http://physician-reentry.org/wp-content/uploads/TipsforHandlingInquiriesFINAL.pdf
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Federation of State Medical Boards. Are You Preparing to Leave, or Anticipating Going Back to, Clinical Practice? 6 Reasons Why It’s a Good Idea to Talk with Your State Medical Board. (2015). Available at http://physician-reentry.org/wp-content/uploads/6ReasonsTalkwithBoardFINAL.pdf
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Exploring options for returning to practice. ACOG Today. October 2006.
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. After a break from practice, returning not easy. ACOG Today. September 2006.
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Committee on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. Committee Opinion. Re-entering the Practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology. May 2012. Available at www.acog.org.
  • American Medical Association. Physician Re-entry to the Workforce: Recommendations for a Coordinated Approach. 2010. Available at http://www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/med-ed-products/physician-reentryrecommendations.pdf.
  • American Medical Association Council on Medical Education. Report 6 of the Council on Medical Education (A-08) Physician Reentry. American Medical Association. June 2008.
  • Barry R. Bounce back into the workforce: How do you jump-start your career after stepping out to raise kids? MORE Magazine at http://www.more.com/workmoney/work/get-back-into-the-workforce/.
  • Berry E. Jumping to a nonclinical career. AMNews. Nov. 7, 2011. Available at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/11/07/bisa1107.htm.
  • Bower EA, English C, Choi D, Cedfeldt AS, Girard DE. Education to return nonpracticing physicians to clinical activity: a case study in physician reentry. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2011 Spring;30(2):89-94.
  • Braun L, Sawyer T, Kavanagh L, Deering S. Facilitating physician reentry to practice: perceived effects of deployments on US army pediatricians’ clinical and procedural skills. (2014). J Contin Educ Health Prof. Fall;34(4):252-9.
  • Butz MC. Doctors returning to practice face challenges. Cleveland Jewish News. June 7, 2012.
  • Cass I, Gordon LA, Kilpatrick S. Lessons learned in physician reentry. Obstetrics & Gynecology. Aug.(120)2:360-364. 2012.
  • Chen P. When the Doctor Returns to Doctoring. New York Times. January 10, 2013.
  • Corsino BV, Morrow DH, Wallace CJ. Quality improvement and substance abuse: rethinking impaired provider policies. Am J Med Qual. 1996 Summer; 11(2):94-9.
  • Council of Medical Specialty Societies. Council of Medical Specialty Societies Position on Physician Reentry. November 19, 2011. Available at www.cmss.org.
  • Croasdale M. Clinical retraining programs hard to find. AMNews. June 4, 2007.
  • Croasdale M. Doctors seek more help to get back in practice; refresher programs considered. AMNews. July 24/31, 2006.
  • Decross AJ, Pardi DS, Proctor DD. Report of the AGA Institute Education and Training Committee Task Force on Physician Reentry. Gastoenterology. 2010 Sept;139(3):e17-26.
  • DeMaria S Jr., Samuelson ST, Schwartz AD, Sim AJ, Levine Al. Simulation-based assessment and retraining for the anesthesologist seeking reentry to clinical practice: a case series. Anesthesiology. 2013 Jul;119(1):206-210.
  • Evensen A. Your practice on hold: Planning for a leave of absence. Family Practice Management. July/August 2008; 31-34.
  • Federation of State Medical Boards. Report of the Special Committee on Reentry to Practice. 2011. Available at http://www.fsmb.org/grpol_policydocs.html.
  • Federation of State Medical Boards. Special committee to address regulation of reentry to practice. Newsline (May/June 2010). Available at http://www.fsmb.org/pdf/pub-nl-may-june-2010.pdf.
  • Freed GL, Dunham KM, Abraham L. Protecting the public: state medical board licensure policies for active and inactive physicians. Pediatrics. February 2009. 123(2) 643-652.
  • Freed GL, Abraham LM, Brzoznowski KF. Inactive physicians: the state of our understanding. J Pediatr. 2007 Oct;151(4):431-4.
  • Gilhooly J. Physician Reentry: 10 Things to Keep in Mind if You are Considering a Mini-Residency. American Academy of Pediatrics The Physician Reentry into the Workforce Project, Elk Grove Village, IL. October 2012.
  • Grace ES, Korinek EJ, Weitzel LB, Wentz DK. Physicians reentering clinical practice: characteristics and clinical abilities. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2011 Winter;31(1):49-55.
  • HCPro, Inc. Despite barriers, more inactive physicians seek to reenter work force. Medical Staff Briefing. August 2009; 19(8) 1-7.
  • HCPro, Inc. Practice makes perfect: physician refresher/re-entry course. Medical Staff Briefing. Sept 2008; 18(9):5-7.
  • Hewlett SA, Luce CB. Off-ramps and on-ramps keeping talented women on the road to success. Harvard Business Review. March 2005 online version. Available at http://www.hbsp.org.
  • Jewett EA, Brotherton SE, Ruch-Ross H. A national survey of ‘inactive’ physicians in the United States of America: enticements to reentry. Human Resour Health. 2011; Feb 17;9:7.
  • Jones L. Physician re-entry becomes larger issue as practice landscape changes. HealthLeaders Media. May 7, 2009. Accessed online February 22, 2010 at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/PHY-232674/Physician-ReentryBecoming-Larger-Issue-as-Practice-Landscape-Changes.
  • Kenagy GP, Schneidman BS, Barzansky B, Dalton CE, Sirio CA, Skochelak SE.
  • Physician reentry into clinical practice: regulatory challenges. Journal of Medical Regulation. 2011. 97(1);11-18.
  • Kenagy GP, Scheidman BS, Barzansky B, Dalton C, Sirio CA, Skochelak SE. Guiding
  • principles for physician reentry programs. J Contin Educ Healh Prof. 2011 Mar;31(2):117-21.
  • Larson Jr. PC, Steadman RH. An advanced specialty training program in anesthesiology: a special educational fellowship designed to return community anesthesiologists to clinical practice. Anesth Analg 2006; 103: 126-130.
  • Luchtefeld M, Kerwel TG. Continuing medical education, maintenance of certification, and physician reentry. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2012 Spet;25(3):171-176.
  • Manriquez, M. Cookingham LM, Coonrod DV. Reentry into clinical practice in obstetrics and gynecology. Obstetrics & Gynecology. Aug.(120)2:365-369. 2012.
  • Mark S, Gupta J. Reentry into clinical practice challenges and startegies. JAMA. 2002;288:1091-1096.
  • Martin JN, Scarrow PK. Reentering obstetrics and gynecology. Obstetrics & Gynecology. Aug;(120)2:217-218. 2012.
  • McMurray JE, Cohen M, Angus G, Harding J, Gavel, P, Horvath J, Paice E, Schmittdiel J, Grumback K. Women in medicine: a four-nation comparison. J Am Med Womens Assoc. 2002; 57(4): 185-90.
  • Medical Staff Briefing. Despite barriers, more inactive physicians seek to reenter work force. [Special report]. Medical Staff Briefing. 2009;19(8):1-8.
  • Mulvey HJ, Jewett EA, Merline A, Towey KJ. Pediatricians over 50 reentering clinlical practice: Implications for physicians and the regulatory community. Journal of Medical Regulation. 96(2);7-12.
  • Napoli D. Can inactive physicians be lured back to work? Family Practice News. Jun 15, 2009. 39(12) 49.
  • Ortolon K. Reentry problems: returning to practice after a break not easy. Texas Medicine. November 2007.
  • Pennachio D. Returning to practice. Medical Economics. March 4, 2005:74-78.
  • Schonfeld, AR. Drexel programs smooth path for physicians seeking re-entry to clinical practice. Academic Physician & Scientist. Sept. 2008.
  • Shellenbarger, S. Sara Lee lauches “returnship” program for on-rampers. Wall Street Journal. October 23, 2008. Accessed at http://blogs.wsj.com/frontlines/2008/10/23/sara-lee-launches-returnshipprogram-for-on-rampers/?mod=jwomen October 2009
  • Varjavand, Nl, Pereira N, Delvadia D. (2015). Returning inactive obstetrics and gynecology physicians to clinical practice: The Drexal Experience. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 35(1):65-70, 2015.
  • Varjavand, N., Novack, D. H. and Schindler, B. A. (2012), Returning physicians to the workforce: History, progress, and challenges. J. Contin. Educ. Health Prof., 32: 142–147. doi: 10.1002/chp.21137.
  • Varjavand N, Greco M, Novack DH, Schindler BA. Assessment of an innovative instructional program to return non-practicing physicians to the workforce. Med Tech. 2012;34(4):285-91.