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[White Paper] Early-Career Physician Recruiting and Retention Playbook

Jackson Physician Search
October 23, 2023

The healthcare industry is navigating a transformative phase, characterized by increasing demands for care amid rampant physician shortages and various post-pandemic burdens on provider organizations. To meet this demand, medical groups and health systems must prioritize the recruitment and retention of early-career physicians who bring fresh energy and adaptability to their organizations.

However, recruiting early-career physicians is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor, and today’s beginning physicians are more likely to depart their first position post-residency or fellowship in the first three years than previous generations.

In today’s competitive healthcare job market, organizations must be agile and innovative in their approach, as traditional approaches to physician recruitment and retention may not be sufficient. Healthcare organizations that develop innovative strategies that resonate with early-career physicians’ values, ambitions and expectations will gain competitive advantage through retaining these clinicians to fill existing gaps in care delivery and cultivate a robust and diverse workforce for the future.

Jackson Physician Search and Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) partnered in 2023 to examine recruitment efforts of early-career physicians and the sentiments of this new generation of clinicians to surface the nuances that drive their career decision-making. Moreover, this report looks beyond attracting early-career physicians and toward long-term retention, highlighting the traits of medical practices that will keep their physicians longer and avoid the costly and disruptive effects of turnover.

This report delves into the multifaceted challenges faced by healthcare organizations in recruiting these physicians, challenges the conventional wisdom about generational differences in the workforce, and underscores the necessity of a strategic shift in recruiting and retention practices. By addressing the unique needs and preferences of early-career physicians, provider organizations can elevate their appeal as attractive workplaces, fostering a positive work environment that encourages long-term commitment and professional growth.

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For more information about how your healthcare organization can use the results of this survey to improve your resident and fellow recruitment and retention strategy, contact Jackson Physician Search today. Our team comprises healthcare industry professionals who have spent decades recruiting physicians, physician leaders, and advanced practice providers for healthcare organizations nationwide.

About Jackson Physician Search

Jackson Physician Search is an established industry leader in physician recruitment and pioneered the recruitment methodologies standard in the industry today. The firm specializes in the permanent recruitment of physicians, physician leaders and advanced practice providers for hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and medical groups across the United States. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., the company is recognized for its track record of results built on client trust and transparency of processes and fees. Jackson Physician Search is part of the Jackson Healthcare® family of companies.