Tool KitPhysician Recruitment

Physician Recruitment Playbook

4 Steps to Revamping Your Physician Recruitment

Physician shortages are still on the rise in the  United States and current projections by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) project physician shortfalls to be between 40,800 and 104,900 by the year 2030. Part of this shortage is due to physicians planning to retire during this timeframe—however, demographic trends continue to be the primary driver of increasing demand. This same report indicates that physician searches are taking longer than ever. When it comes to optimizing your in-house recruitment team’s results, a physician recruitment playbook can provide a solid foundation for physician recruiters and operational leaders to implement best practices for the recruitment process.

A physician recruitment playbook is a guide your team can use to effectively deploy best practices. Helping them achieve success when recruiting and retaining physicians who fit in with your organization’s mission and values.

In this tool kit you’ll find 4 steps to take to create or revamp your physician recruitment playbook:

Step 1. Understand Your Space

The 1st step in developing a playbook is understanding not only national physician recruitment market and trends, but also trends specific to your geographic region and the specialties you are prioritizing. 

Step 2. Map Out What Right Looks Like

The next step in developing a physician recruitment playbook is to understand the key processes in a candidate pipeline. 

Step 3. Hardwire Documentation & Applicant Tracking

Using an applicant tracking tool to document any candidate engagement or related tasks can be helpful in understanding where candidates are in process today and what next steps are required to advance them to the next level. 

Step 4. Communicate Consistently

Lastly, consider what other collateral or templates your team may need to support candidate engagement as they transition through each stage.