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Physician Compensation & Recruitment, March 2008

Inside:

Rural facilities struggle to recruit female physicians

Need for critical care boosts pulmonary medicine comp

Prepare to integrate payments for online consultations

Address the four pillars of hospitalist career satisfaction

Structure education loan forgiveness to attract, retain docs

Additional gainsharing opinions offer little clarification

Massachusetts payer combines capitation, quality incentives

Communicate to avoid common recruiting mistakes


Rural facilities struggle to recruit female physicians

Emphasize flexible work schedules, interpersonal aspects during the recruitment process

Recruiting physicians to rural facilities is typically a challenge, but it can be even more difficult when looking specifically for a female physician. Research suggests that female physicians are less likely than males to practice in rural areas.

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