So You Always Wanted to Be A Physician Recruiter

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Physician Recruiting

by Bob Eskridge, CPC, CTS, PRC, CERS, CSP



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/6/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 328
ISBN : 9781434395924

About the Book

So You Always Wanted to be a Physician Recruiter describes the world of physician recruiting - a potentially lucrative field in which recruiters have the opportunity to help others better their lives through meaningful employment. Designed for both new recruiters and experienced professionals, the book guides recruiters through all aspects of a physician recruiter’s business, from identifying leads to following up after placement, while helping new recruiters to develop positive work habits and an optimistic, productive attitude.


The book provides recruiters with a step-by-step guide. It covers a range of topics, from setting up systems to managing information, to performing searches, managing job orders, and facilitating the interview process. Bob Eskridge, a seasoned recruiting professional, provides real-world examples, tips, and advice to avoid common recruiting pitfalls. The book not only describes situations and provides solutions, but it also offers actual scripts and letters for recruiters to use in their own presentations.


Physician recruiters must also become proficient in physician licensing and the laws that pertain to medical employment. Physician Recruiter equips recruiters to be experts in medical employment laws by explaining each of the U.S. Government’s relevant acts and legislation. An extensive section on immigration law helps recruiters prepare to recruit foreign physicians, while a chapter on contracts helps recruiters facilitate the negotiation of employment agreements.


Throughout the book is a message of positive reinforcement and a focus on ethical treatment of both candidates and hiring managers.  One chapter is devoted to the ethics of the industry, and Eskridge provides many ideas for upholding integrity in the recruiting industry. By taking a respectful approach to the profession, Physician Recruiting is a valuable tool for experienced and novice recruiters.

About the Author

    Bob is the founder of Eskridge & Associates, a service disability, veteran owned, small business, focusing on the placement of physicians on a world-wide basis both on a permanent and contract basis.  Bob began his staffing career at RHI Management Resources in 1999.  He personally brought in over $1 million dollars in gross revenues his first year.  Bob went on to become a Branch Manager with Express Personnel in San Antonio and Professional Services Division Manager in Austin.  Bob has five industry certifications.  He is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS), a Certified Physician Recruiter (PRC) and a Certified Employee Retention Specialist through the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS).  He is also a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) through the American Staffing Association.  Most recently he earned the Certified Employee Retention Specialist (CERS) via NAPS as well.


Bob graduated with a MBA from the University of Montana and a BS from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Business Education.  He started his career in the US Air Force as an officer separating after nine years to start his first company, Intelligent Reasoning Systems, Inc.  Bob has also launched Eskridge Worldwide Travel (, an online travel agency to address the needs of his traveling physicians.


In March of 2008, Bob launched Eskridge Consulting and is now offering his services as a recruiting and staffing trainer specializing in physician recruiting.  He is available via the phone or on-site for one-on-one training or office wide.  In partnership with Barb bruno, he has also developed a web-based 80 day training program, the Top Producer Tutor, Physician Recruiter Edition (