What are new physician hires looking for?

For physicians considering new jobs, proximity to family and relative is the prime consideration. IN a recent survey of 215 physicians by Quantia, here are the top ten considerations for physicians looking for a new job:

·         Proximity to family, friends or loved ones — 26.1%

·         Location of organization (i.e., in a certain part of the country, or a certain city) — 24.6% of respondents selected this as their top consideration

·         Compensations relative to cost of living — 16.7%

·         Total compensation — 13.0%

·         Reputation of the hospital, practice or program — 5.12%

·         Type/Size of community (i.e., urban, rural, suburban, etc.) — 4.7%

·         Part-time potential — 4.7%

·         Number of hours on-call — 2.8%

·         Paid time off — 1.4%

·         Loan repayment — 0.9%