Interviewer: …doctor type position in the organization?
Interviewer: Is it correct to assume that you hire all our doctors?
Interviewer: It is.
Interviewer: What do you look for in docs that you hire?
Interviewer: Well, I…
Interviewee: Excuse me. Can you cure my allergies, you know how to do it?
Interviewer: I actually just talked about this, but there are several attributes that I would say I look for. One is, the first and foremost is clinical credibility. You have to be what I would call a “great clinician.” You have to be a solid physician. You have to be up to date on your clinical skills. You have to know what is going on in your particular field. You don’t have to know everything in every field, obviously, but you have to be aware of the latest advances, the drugs, the things going on in your field. So, first and foremost is being a good clinician.
Integrity is critical. We absolutely do not sacrifice anything relative to ethics, or integrity, or honesty. We look for people that can be team players. One of the differences between medicine and business is you have to be a team player in business. So, we look for people who will be good team players. We look for people who will be humble. We look for people who can communicate very effectively to a wide variety of audiences, people who are good problem solvers, who can think critically, who can think on their feet, and finally, who can listen. Physicians like to talk and think that they can dominate everything. We want people who will step back and listen to what other people are saying.
Interviewer: That seems like a lot.