In talking with several people, the consensus seems to be that the new generation of doctors entering the workforce have a completely different set of priorities than that of the previous generations.
The new generation wants to work, but they don’t want work to be their lives. They prefer for the job to accommodate their personal lives as opposed to the job dictating how they live their life. The new generation is more likely to change jobs more often and want to make an important impact (and get paid accordingly) on day 1.
As our older doc’s retire, how will we hire and keep motivate the new generation of doc’s? More money? More time off? More responsibility or less? Autonomy?
I don’t have a good answer. But I think it is a matter that ought to be considered. Because it is going to be a challenge. That I’m sure of.
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