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Nova Scotia Doctors to Help with Doctor Recruitment

Nov 23, 2022 | 1:54 PM

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Six Nova Scotia doctors will play a lead role in convincing other doctors to practice in the province. They will serve as MD recruitment leads taking part in site visits and meeting with potential candidates to share their experiences of living and working in Nova Scotia.

The MD recruitment leads will work in different provincial health zones

Dr. Ade Akindele, Central Zone

Dr. Michelle Dow, Western Zone

Dr. Meaghan Keating, Eastern Zone

Dr. Justin Blaauwendraat, Dr. Janneke Gradstein, and Dr. Brad MacDougall. Northern Zone

The leads will also bring a clinical perspective to the local recruitment process, working with community organizations, Nova Scotia Healths recruitment team, and the Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment. They will play a key role in helping doctors set up practice and serve as a resource for them as they establish themselves in their new community.

“We have learned that the most effective recruitment conversations happen when you connect new physicians with doctors who are passionate about their work and their communities.” says Dr. Gradstein. “We’ve been working hard to make this happen, and I am thrilled to be a part of the team.”

This initiative is one of many plans the Government of Nova Scotia implemented to address the healthcare issues in the province. The government has also made a $100.000 investment to community groups and municipalities for projects that will recruit and retain healthcare workers.



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