How the Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative Recruits Doctors
Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative has a number of ways by which it recruits family physicians for the city, including:
- employing a full-time, active, recruitment and retention coordinator.
- hosting an active website, with a section specifically for doctors.
- advertising in trade journals and on recruitment websites.
- hosting site visits for potential doctor recruits.
- hosting medical students and Family Medicine Residents for electives.
- hosting seasonal Residents Weekends for Family Medicine Residents and their families.
- pursuing a Rural Family Medicine Residency Program for the City of Kawartha Lakes with all medical schools in Ontario.
- providing an Incentive Package with a four year Return of Service agreement.
- offering a Tuition Assistance Incentive tied to a four year Return of Service agreement.
- offering a Residency Support Program tied to a four year Return of Service agreement.
- attending Primary Care Today medical conference.
- attending HealthForce Ontario Health Professionals Recruitment Tour, University of Ottawa, University of Western Ontario, and University of Toronto family medicine resident days/weekends.
- providing e-Newsletter quarterly to potential recruits to update on KLHCI activities.
- pursuing locum coverage for family doctors in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
- participating in Ross Memorial Hospital's Healthcare Career Symposiums for secondary school students.
- working actively to coordinate efforts of all groups requiring doctors in the City of Kawartha Lakes (i.e., Kawartha North Family Health Team, Community Health Centre, Omemee Medical Centre, and City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team).
- keeping open communication with all levels of government concerning doctor recruitment and overall shortage of family physicians.
- coordinating efforts with the Ross Memorial Hospital with respect to recruitment and retention of family physicians.
- building a strong community support and recognition for the recruitment of family physicians, as "it takes a whole community to recruit a doctor".
Find out more about Community Partnerships, Primary Health Care in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Why There is a Lack of Family Physicians, as well as What the KLHCI Does.