Summer is here! With graduation, wedding, and vacation season upon us, there’s no doubt a lot to look forward to! Your time off this summer should be a reprieve from your hectic work life, but unfortunately, if you don’t lay the right ground work and plan accordingly, you could return to work even more stressed than when you left.
Doximity Talent Finder,
Not all that long ago, you weren’t using applicant tracking systems, vendor management systems, or the Cloud for physician recruitment. So given the "wired" nature of our society today, it only makes sense that you reach out using all the technology at our disposal—and mobile recruitment is one thing you can’t overlook.
Doximity Talent Finder,
Do physician candidates hope to work for an organization like yours? That's where employer branding comes in. Employer brand is out there and if you don’t define your employer brand, someone else will define it for you. In fact, 84% of job seekers say reputation of a company as an employer is important, according to a 2018 Talentnow survey. Are you doing what you can to build your company's brand?
“Medical school teaches the science of medicine, but not the business of medicine," is a statement that Doximity CEO and founder Jeff Tangney has made repeatedly. A 2017 Merritt Hawkins study on final-year residents also found that only 10% of graduating residences say they feel very prepared for the business side of medicine. Physician recruiters know better than anyone that employment contracts are a daunting yet definitive part of the business of medicine.
Letter of Intent (LOI),
Business of Medicine
It’s a great time to work in healthcare. Despite high rates of burnout and job dissatisfaction among doctors, being a physician ranks #8 overall on the Best Jobs in the U.S. and #6 among Best Healthcare Jobs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for physicians is also a mere 0.5%.
Best healthcare jobs,
Best paying jobs,
Best jobs in the US,
Physician Recruitment Trends,
Best jobs in America
What’s the lifeblood of all medical specialties? Graduates fresh from medical residency training. They fill open positions created by physician turnover; they replace physicians retiring from the medical field; and they bring new ideas and the latest medical information. Most importantly, they are our best hope for filling the physician shortage – forecast to be over 100,000 by 2030.
graduating medical residents,
medical residents using doximity,
Doximity's residency navigator
The more a physician recruiter knows about a candidate, the more value you add to the recruitment and hiring process. That's why getting to know the candidate – beyond just their skills and qualifications – and thoroughly understanding what they’re looking for is critical. But all that sleuthing and sourcing doesn’t mean much if you can’t land the candidate. We constantly speak with innovators in physician recruitment to learn about current trends and to determine what’s helping their recruitment success. Here are some key questions physician recruiters are asking candidates that you should be asking, too.
key questions to ask physician candidates,
getting to know physician candidates
Let’s start with a couple of “what if” questions. What if you could streamline your recruiting process and spend more time proactively reaching out to physician candidates? What if you knew about some key online resources that could help?
You’re already reading this, so you’re off to a great start. A plethora of great resources are out there to help you take a step back, discover new trends in recruiting, and chart some interesting dialogue. Who knows, maybe you’ve already jumped into the foray. We’ve created this list of 8 resources—ranked in no particular order—that we believe you’ll find highly valuable.
Convincing a doctor to move – whether it’s for a locum tenens position or an opportunity for the doctor to settle down – is easier if your candidate has a personal connection or local tie to your community or state. Did the physician candidate (or their spouse or partner) get their undergraduate degree at a local University? Maybe he or she attended medical school or completed their residency training there? Was the candidate – or their spouse – born there? Perhaps they have family or close friends who live nearby. Candidates are often willing, eager even, to go back to their roots.
Convincing a doctorto move,
Past locations are the ties that bind
Telemedicine is transforming health care – and it’s here to stay.
Sure, there are challenges, including licensure: state laws governing the provision of telemedicine services differ widely. Other potential pitfalls include the fear that electronic interactions will replace vital in-person visits with physicians.
Recruiting for telemedicine,
Do doctors want to be telemedicine providers?,
The future of telemedicine,
Spotlight on Telemedicine