7 Ways Telehealth is Creating New Opportunities for Physician Recruiting and Retention

Posted by Doximity TF Team

Doximity is about to kick off a new Telehealth Fellowship in November. This year-long program for medical professionals interested in technology and health care innovation arose from the knowledge that the best ideas come directly from clinicians.

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Filed under physician recruitment tips, Recruiting for telemedicine

What Physician Diversity and the Physician Shortage Mean for Rural Recruitment

Posted by Doximity TF Team

The American population is becoming more diverse. The chance that two people chosen at random are from a different race or ethnic group increased exponentially since the last U.S. Census. However, it probably won’t come as a surprise that the physician workforce hasn’t followed suit. Among the many stats, Black and Hispanic Americans account for nearly a third of the population, (per the U.S. Census Bureau), yet only 10% of them are doctors (per the AAMC) As for current medical students, just under 11% are Black or Hispanic (also per the AAMC). 

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Filed under Recruiting physicians for rural America, Growing U.S. physician shortage, tips for physician recruitment

What Recruiters Should Know About the Evolving Physician Workforce

Posted by Doximity TF Team

It's not surprising that hospitals and healthcare executives are more focused on recruitment and retention than ever before. After all, large portions of the healthcare workforce were forced to find new careers and employment during the pandemic. 

The good news is that nearly 50,000 new healthcare jobs have been added since January 2021. The bad news? The U.S. will need more than 500,000 jobs to get back to pre-pandemic levels (per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). While demand for physicians was increasing year-over-year for three years leading into 2020 (per Doximity) – and despite the increased demand for healthcare workers overall – the pipeline of doctors training for many of these roles has slowed to a trickle (per Stat).

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Filed under women in medicine, sports medicine, changing physician workforce, physicians nearing retirement

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 7 Time-Saving Tips for Physician Recruiters

Posted by Doximity TF Team

Recruiters are busy, and time is precious, so productivity is essential. The problem is that a lot of us confuse working more (longer hours) with working harder, which doesn’t always equal efficiency or success. That’s where working smarter comes into play. 

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Filed under physician recruiting tips, time saving tips, work smarter not harder, create a better candidate experience

Celebrating Women in White Coats: Q&A with a Family Medicine Physician

Posted by Doximity TF Team

September is National Women in Medicine Month #WIMMonth, as declared by the American Medical Association. We'd like to take a moment to recognize female physicians in medicine by sharing a Physician Spotlight, originally posted to the Doximity Blog. 

We interviewed Amber Robins, MD, faculty family medicine physician at Rochester Regional Health and Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Read the questions below to get a better sense of what doctors are doing on Doximity as well as to hear Dr. Robins' experience as an African American female physician.

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Filed under Recruiting Doctors, ways physicians use Doximity, Doximity app, How Doximity can help physicians, Women in Medicine Month, women MDs and DOs, women in medicine, minorities in medicine

5 Tips for a Well-Defined Onboarding Program (That Will Make Physicians Want to Stay)

Posted by Doximity TF Team

Recruiting goes hand-in-hand with physician retention, but what really works to convince doctors to stay? Offering compelling benefits and ensuring your organization (or the one you’re recruiting for) has a curriculum for addressing physician burnout are two ways to increase physician retention; however, the key to keeping physicians happy long-term starts with the onboarding process.

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Filed under physician retention, physician recruiting tips, onboarding programs

10 Traits Recruiters Should Look For In Candidates (That Have Nothing To Do With Medicine)

Posted by Doximity TF Team

There’s no single ingredient or skill that makes a great physician. Medical skills and qualifications are important when you’re looking for suitable candidates for an opportunity; however, some of the most important personal traits and qualities can’t be found on a CV. Physician candidates need to fit in culturally if they are going to succeed at an organization, so some traits are better assessed in person.

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Filed under Soft Skills, physician recruiting tips

How Physician Recruiters Can Be a Resource to Medical Students and Residents

Posted by Doximity TF Team

From the time they start medical school, every medical student thinks about Match Day and where they’ll complete their residency training. The school medical students attend is important, but most physicians believe where you complete your residency training is most impactful on your career. That’s why medical students work hard to get into the best residency programs in their respective specialties, and physician recruiters have an opportunity to help them navigate residency programs. That’s also where Doximity’s Residency Navigator comes into play.

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Filed under physician recruiting tips, Doximity Residency Navigator, navigating residency programs

10 Tips for Setting Realistic Expectations with Physician Candidates

Posted by Doximity TF Team

There are a lot of factors that affect your recruitment strategy. As a recruiter, you take the time to build relationships with candidates as well as earn trust and credibility. However, some recruiters may overlook a critical step in the process: setting realistic expectations. Starting with clear expectations and maintaining ongoing communication means you can address changes as they happen. It also helps you to drive the recruiting process and keeps candidates informed and engaged. 

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5 Tips to Recruit Physicians (From Doximity Physicians)

Posted by Doximity TF Team

Finding the right physicians for your opportunities can be challenging, and your job as a recruiter is more important than ever. You have a unique opportunity to give physicians a wide variety of patient care options as well as lifestyles that suit their needs. Being strategic in the way you approach physicians with your opportunities is key. Do you know what doctors want in a new job? Do you know HOW physicians prefer to be contacted by recruiters? We recently asked some of our Doximity physician members for their advice on recruiting physicians, and their insights are incredibly valuable. Here are the top 5 tips:

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