Most physicians attend at least one medical meeting annually where they are able to update their CME and refocus on their specialty. Considering the expense to hire a physician, attending a meeting is a cost-efficient way to recruit, especially if it is a well-attended meeting with additional opportunities for exhibitors to connect with physicians.
Many physician meetings now offer the ability to post openings in an on-site career center. Some even provide CVs prior to the meeting, on site and post meeting - enabling you to directly target the candidates that you are interested in pursuing. The opportunity for personal interaction with candidates at a meeting can save time and money in your recruiting process. One hire can easily justify the cost of exhibiting. If you haven’t exhibited at a professional society meeting recently, maybe it’s time to give it a try – especially if you are recruiting for those all-too-elusive internists and hospitalists!
ACP’s annual meeting is ranked by HCEA as one of the Top 50 Largest U.S. Medical Meetings by Professional Attendance, averaging 7,000 attendees, and offers a Job Placement Center. Internal Medicine 2015 is April 30 - May 2 in Boston, Mass. Please contact Margaret Gardner or Maria Fitzgerald at 800-523-1546 for more information.