Physician Recruiting Woes Build for Rural, Primary Care Positions

Competition for physician talent remains fierce.

So healthcare organizations hoping to draw doctors to new practice opportunities must do so with a clear, distinctive message that addresses candidates' concerns, says Jamie Thomas, an executive vice president at the Medicus Firm, a physician recruiting agency.

The top motivating factors among physicians considering a career change are compensation (29.33%) and schedule/hours (16.7%), according to the firm's 2017 Physician Practice Preference & Relocation Survey.

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