8 Ways to Attract Candidates to Your Rural Positions

Posted by Doximity TF Team

According to the National Institute of Health, about 1 of every 5 U.S. citizens live in rural locations, while only 1 of every 10 American physicians reside in rural areas — meaning that the physician shortage is roughly twice as pronounced in rural America.

If you’ve ever tried recruiting a physician for a rural area, this statistic may not surprise you. It can be extremely difficult to entice a candidate to move away from the comfort of their city or suburban lifestyle and into the countryside. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that as many as 77% of our nation’s rural counties are experiencing shortages of primary care physicians.

We’ve asked our expert team of Client Success Managers here at Doximity Talent Finder for some of their tips around how to excite candidates about rural positions.

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Women in Medicine Month: Recruiting Female Physicians with Flexibility

Posted by Doximity TF Team

In 1960, there were roughly 200 women physicians in the U.S. As of March 2018, there are nearly 334k – approximately 34% of professionally active physicians (per the Henry J Kaiser Foundation). Data suggests that number is still rising. In fact, in 2017 the number of women enrolling in U.S. medical schools topped the number of men for the first time ever (per Medscape).   

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Filed under Work-life balance, Women in Medicine Month, female physicians, recruiting female physicians, rural physician shortage, attract and retain women, women MDs and DOs, female doctors, physician gender, professional concerns of female physicians

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