Residency

Tip of the week: Recruit for a younger generation

Residency Program Insider, July 17, 2007

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While salary and earning potential certainly play a part in any job candidate's search, residency programs may recruit more top candidates by offering a position that fits their needs. Administrators may focus on the following trends in structuring their policies and programs:

  1. Legitimize less than full-time appointments

  2. Respect work-life balance

  3. Develop rewards for overtime work

  4. Explore ways to make some specialties more attractive for younger generations

  5. Implement alternative training methods

  6. Request feedback from both faculty and trainees

  7. Discuss definitions of 'professionalism'

  8. Assist trainees to develop skills to build bridges across patient generations

  9. Focus on orientation

  10. Focus on communication



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