Doximity Takes on Physician Shortage with Launch of Talent Finder
Largest Physician Network Matches Members with Personalized Career Opportunities
San Mateo, Calif. – (December 12, 2013) – Doximity the largest and fastest-growing secure network for physicians with over 220,000 members, today announced the launch of Talent Finder, a service to connect doctors with new careers and consulting opportunities.
Expansions in coverage due to the Affordable Care Act and an aging population are accelerating demand for medical talent throughout the United States. The medical industry, however, still relies largely on classified ads, career fairs, letter blasts, and job boards. The result is that physicians have a hard time sorting through the noise to pinpoint opportunities with a mutual fit.
With Doximity Talent Finder, member physicians can share their curriculum vitae including certifications, research, awards and specialized clinical interests. Physicians can also specify geographic work preferences along with expectations for salary and call duty. Doximity members are among the most accomplished practitioners in medicine, with more than 1 million peer-reviewed publications and over 60 percent having trained at a top quintile medical school or residency program.
To date, more than 200 top hospitals and health systems have beta-tested the service, including Cedars-Sinai, Ohio State University, Kaiser Permanente, One Medical Group, Allina Health and Banner Health. Both employers and physicians alike have found it more efficient than traditional methods.
Dr. Moshe Usadi, a family medicine physician from Charlotte, was interested in moonlighting work, but too busy to scour the job boards each week. But after a colleague invited him to join Doximity, “I learned of an opportunity in my hometown – just what I was looking for,” says Dr. Usadi. “I was impressed because the recruiter had clearly read my profile and noted my interests. For the first time, a recruiting service provided a match that made sense for me. I'm not sure how I would have found this had it not been for Doximity."
As a secure relationship-based network, most of Doximity's day-to-day use revolves around patient care and referrals. But these connections have proved useful for career networking as well. The "Forward to a Colleague" feature has proven especially popular, allowing physicians to discover opportunities through referrals from the colleagues that know them best.
“We’re facing a physician shortage in this country, so doctors are highly sought after and more mobile than ever,” said Jeff Tangney, CEO and founder of Doximity. “Doximity helps match the right physician with the right position based on their unique skill set, allowing doctors to be ‘free agents’ in a way never before possible.”
Launched in 2011, Doximity (www.doximity.com) connects physicians to make them more successful and productive. With over 30% of U.S. physicians as members, collaborating across every specialty and academic medical center, Doximity is the largest secure medical network on the Internet. Created by the founders of Epocrates (Nasdaq: EPOC), Doximity is headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Posted: December 2013