Beyond Clinical Qualifications: What Are Soft Skills and What do They Mean in Physician Recruitment

Posted by Doximity TF Team

The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.’’ – Sir William Osler, FRS FRCP

Physician recruiters are in the business of understanding the many skills and credentials a doctor needs to be considered a great fit for their job. Being a physician is much more than diagnosing and treating patients, though, it’s demonstrating compassionate patient care and a commitment to those patients. So, beyond academic degrees, residencies, clinical training, and board certifications, there’s another set of skills you need to assess: soft skills.

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Filed under Physician empathy improves patient outcomes, Soft skills complement hard skills, Recruiting beyond clinical qualifications, What soft skills mean in physician recruitment

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