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June 28, 2005

Recruiting young doctors

This article from HealthLeaders.com discusses the ways that some hospitals are changing their recruiting strategies to appeal to the values of generation X graduates of medical school. Apparently, the current crop of new doctors are looking for family-friendly work environments, and they know enough to get the scoop on working conditions from their potential peers rather than accepting an administrative recruitment tour. As the Tom Peters Wire Service points out, with a shortage of physicians growing, the hospitals and clinics recruiting the new graduates are facing an increasingly competitive market. New doctors are more and more likely to receive multiple offers, and to accept the one which best corresponds with their image of desirable work.