The Top 10 Most-Read and Loved Blog Articles of 2021

Posted by Doximity TF Team

We know you have a busy schedule that doesn’t leave you with much time on your hands, so in case you missed a blog post (or two) from Doximity in 2021, we’ve created a round-up of the most-read and shared articles of the year. We’ve even offered up a quick summary if you still don’t have time to read the entire article!

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How to Recruit & Make Spirits Bright this Holiday Season

Posted by Doximity TF Team

‘Tis the season to be merry and (believe it or not) to recruit physicians! Most of us slow down a little over the holidays, including doctors, which makes it a great time of year to reach out since they have more time on their hands to consider new opportunities.

We recently caught up with Laurel Wright, a Client Success Manager on the Doximity Talent Finder team, for a holiday recruiting webinar where she offered some fantastic tips on making the most out of your recruiting efforts during the holiday season. 

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The Physician Shortage: What Recruiters Should Know

Posted by Doximity TF Team

Concerns that the nation faces a looming physician shortage, particularly in primary care specialties, have been a point of discussion for years now. Physician recruiters have been in the trenches with a full understanding of where the workforce is coming up short, but do you have a clear understanding of the issues at hand?

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

Having an Attitude of Gratitude: Why it has a Place in Healthcare & Recruitment

Posted by Doximity TF Team

It’s that time of year when we all consider what we’re thankful for (in addition to stuffing and pumpkin pie). Did you know that gratitude can significantly increase your happiness and your health? That’s right, practicing gratitude can help you get more sleep and boost your immunity. According to Amit Sood, MD, who authored a Handbook for Happiness for Mayo Clinic, practicing gratitude can also decrease the risk of disease. 

If counting our blessings each day is great for us personally, it’s bound to be a helpful tactic for healthcare recruiters and organizations, too, right? Quint Studer, a highly regarded expert in operational excellence, believes it is. 

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Recruiting in the Era of Misinformation: 7 Things You Can Do to Stop the Spread

Posted by Doximity TF Team

We live in an era of instant information. The internet has revolutionized communication and changed the way we live. What’s more, people proactively select the information they want, and that’s created an era of instant sharing; we immediately share content, and sometimes content is shared without reading it thoroughly or doing any fact-checking. 

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Filed under physician recruitment tips, tips for physician recruitment, how to share information responsibly

How Unconscious Bias Affects Recruiting (and How to Overcome It)

Posted by Doximity TF Team

Physician recruiters make a myriad of decisions every day based on professional and personal experience. Since you’re in the business of people, you’re well aware that you can’t allow prejudice or bias to affect your decisions. 

What about unconscious biases that affect decisions, though? It’s important to understand that even though we may not realize it, we all have some sort of unconscious biases. 

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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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