Recruiting and Retaining the Woman Physician - Career Site Targets Growing Number of Women Doctors Seeking Employment

West Hollywood, California, September 5, 2006 - Latest statistics show that the number of women physicians in the U.S. is more than 235,000, about 27% of the physician workforce. Numbers are set to rise, as around half of current medical students are women. The Job Board offers recruiters and employers a unique opportunity to target the female physician job seeker. Established to provide support and information to empower women in medicine, receives over 120,000 visits per month from a 99% female audience.

"The MomMD Job Board lists full-time, part-time and flexible physician job vacancies across the U.S.," says Sethina Edwards, president and founder of MomMD, LLC. "Specifically targeting women physicians for recruitment can widen your candidate pool. Our visitors are often seeking work-life balance, a new job or a revitalized career. Many women doctors are pioneering trends towards part-time or flexible working arrangements."

Research shows that women physicians add value to a medical practice, spend more time communicating with patients discussing emotional or psychosocial issues and have high levels of patient satisfaction. Indeed, many patients specifically request a female physician. There are growing numbers of women physicians in many specialties, including internal medicine, pediatrics, family practice, psychiatry and obstetrics/gynecology.

Once employed, retaining a female physician requires an understanding of work-life balance, childcare, maternity leave and other relevant issues. A MomMD survey found that 19% of women physicians are joining forces to job share, with another 60% of respondents saying they would job share if they could. The ability to have a flexible working arrangement (both in full and part-time practice) tops the list of needs for women physicians. With the increasing number of women physicians these issues must be addressed to prevent physician shortages and burn-out.

At, employers and recruiters can advertise both traditional and more flexible positions, search CVs and reach female physicians quickly. "MomMD physicians have been extraordinary candidates allowing us to create synergies with our unique opportunities," says Lynn Hepner of the unique recruitment firm "Our evolving companies rely on MomMD for physicians (even Mr. Mom MD) who are seeking innovative or traditional practice settings. We find our MomMD candidates to be highly trained, motivated and appreciative of our services."

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