Physician Shortage Crisis Worsening

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Physicians and recruiters have a new way to meet face-to-face in 12 cities nationwide at PracticeLink Career Advancement Workshop and Job Fair Series

A panel of four in-house physician recruiters will answer physicians' job-search questions at the Career Advancement Workshop.

In-house physician recruiters play a critical role in health care. Without recruiters, organizations can’t get the providers they need, and without providers, patients can’t be seen.

Medical professionals suggest the physician shortage is no longer looming, but rather here—and it’s a crisis that is worsening. The demand for doctors far exceeds the supply.

In order to stay on top of the physician shortage, health care organizations and medical facilities are partnering with PracticeLink to meet face-to-face with physicians and advanced practitioners throughout the U.S. through a new Career Advancement Workshop and Job Fair series.

Physician openings take an average of 204 days to fill, according to the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters. And because physicians are the primary revenue drivers for health care organizations, each physician vacancy represents hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue.

For this reason, hospitals and other medical groups often have in-house physician recruiting departments dedicated to anticipating provider needs and filling positions as quickly as possible.

“In-house physician recruiters play a critical role in health care. Without recruiters, organizations can’t get the providers they need, and without providers, patients can’t be seen,” says Ken Allman, CEO of PracticeLink.com, the most widely used online physician job bank.

In an effort to help in-house recruiters connect with the candidates they need, PracticeLink has launched a 12-city lineup of physician job fairs coupled with an informative, free career advancement workshop for physicians called “When to do what in your job search.” The session walks physicians through the 10 steps they need to consider in their search for a new practice.

In 2015, PracticeLink will host their Career Advancement Workshop and Job Fairs in:

  •     New Orleans
  •     Phoenix
  •     Houston: March 18, 2015
  •     Washington, D.C.: April 21, 2015
  •     Seattle: June 16, 2015
  •     Chicago: June 23, 2015
  •     Detroit: July 20, 2015
  •     Philadelphia: August 4, 2015
  •     Cleveland: August 13, 2015
  •     Chapel Hill, N.C.: Sept. 23, 2015
  •     St. Louis: October 19, 2015
  •     Atlanta: November 2, 2015

To learn more about PracticeLink’s Career Advancement Workshop and Job Fair series, or to register for these events, which are free for attendees, visit PracticeLink.com/JobFair.

About PracticeLink
PracticeLink.com is the most widely used online physician job bank. More than 20,000 physicians and advanced practitioners register with PracticeLink.com each year in their search for a new job, and thousands more search the job bank confidentially when looking for a new practice. More than 1,000 recruiters representing more than 5,000 health care facilities nationwide use PracticeLink to recruit physicians and other health care providers.

PracticeLink is headquartered in Hinton, W.Va., and also has offices in St. Louis and Louisville, Ky.

Contact:
Laura Hammond
Director of Marketing and Communication, Editor
(502) 272-3836, Laura.Hammond(at)PracticeLink(dot)com

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