Babied Pampered new medical graduates are successfully dictating the call coverage they want:
One practice I met with was trying to recruit a pediatrician. The practice is in a small rural community, and the doctor it was negotiating with wanted to work only from 9 to 5″”no weekends, and no call. He also wanted a lot of time off.
The practice couldn’t offer that, so the doctor took a job in another small community that apparently was able to meet his terms. With the shortage of doctors in specific specialties and the difficulty in recruiting to small rural areas, we’re seeing all sorts of things that we didn’t see years ago.