In a Med Page Today article, Colin Zhu, D.O., discusses how to lure and keep Millennials in medicine to deal with the oncoming physician shortage.
Among his observations:
“Society associates Millennials with negative connotations like entitlement and selfishness, but I beg to differ. My generation is known for our tech savvy, flexibility, and eagerness to produce results. We crave constant feedback and seek out continuous opportunities to improve. We find culture to be a greater attraction than compensation, look for new experiences in life, and want to pursue passions outside of our chosen fields.
“As more doctors cut back their hours or plan to retire, practices and hospital administrators will need to look in new directions to increase retention among young doctors. Keeping talented people within the practice of medicine will ultimately benefit everyone. Organizations that build strong cultures by providing career opportunities and encouraging people to pursue outside passions will be more likely to attract and keep Millennial physicians. ”
Dr Zhu is the creator of TheChefDoc and author of Thrive Medicine: How to Cultivate Your Desires and Elevate Your Life.
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