Ask the Experts

The 2016 AAMC Meeting and Academic Physician Recruiting

Posted by Anonymous at 11/10/2016 1:41:33 PM

Trends in Physician Recruiting and Academic Medicine

Physician Recruiting and Academic Medicine at the 2016 AAMC Meeting

By Steven Price

Those seeking to better understand trends in academic medicine have an excellent opportunity to do so at the Association of American Medical College’s 2016 “Learn, Serve and Lead” meeting to be held November 11-14 in Seattle, Washington.

Merritt Hawkins’ Department of Academics will be exhibiting at the meeting, seeking both to absorb information and to share our experience and data in the area of recruiting for academic leadership, faculty and clinical positions.

In particular, we will be sharing copies of our white paper, The Changing Landscape in Academic Physician Recruiting. In this analysis, Merritt Hawkins outlines some of the trends that are causing academic medical centers to rethink traditional modes of recruiting in a response to a number of emerging and ongoing trends. These include the physician shortage, mounting financial pressures, growing medical school enrollment, system consolidation and the shift from volume to value-based payments.

To meet these challenges, many academic centers are revising their traditional compensation models, expanding traditional candidate parameters, and seeking ways to streamline the traditional candidate review and selection process.

In addition to the white paper, Merritt Hawkins Department of Academics will be sharing other thought leadership resources at the meeting pertaining to physician recruiting incentives, physician retention methods, and related topics. I hope you will have an opportunity to visit us at booth #409.

I would also be happy to share these and other resources with those not attending the meeting and can be reached here.


Steven Price is Vice President of Merritt Hawkins Department of Academics, a division of Merritt Hawkins specializing in the recruitment of leaders, faculty and clinical personnel at academic medical centers nationwide.

If you are interested in learning more about our advanced practice and physician staffing services, request an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.


Post a comment

add a comment

Facebook LinkedIn Blog Twitter