Provider Recruitment Trends

From Medicus:

The Medicus Firm, a national search firm specializing in permanent placement of physicians, NPs, and PAs, released its annual placement summary report, based on the hiring activity of more than 250 healthcare employers nationally, and hundreds of provider placements.

The key highlights from the 2017 Physician Placement Report, based on hiring patterns from 2012 through 2016, include the following trends:

  • International physicians comprised 31.77 percent of placements made in 2016. This statistic has been of particular interest due to the uncertainty about the future of U.S. immigration policy, in light of an Executive Order signed in late January, which has since been rejected. Nationally, internationally trained physicians comprise about 25 percent of the physician workforce, according to data from the AAMC and AMA.
  • Placement rate of advanced practice clinicians increased significantly for the fourth consecutive year. Placements of PAs and NPs have grown steadily since 2012, when only 1.32 percent of placements were NPs and PAs. In 2016, non-physician advanced practice placements comprised 12 percent of total provider placements, up from 8.3 percent in 2015. Physician assistants were the 2nd most frequently placed provider, and nurse practitioners were also among the top ten providers.

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