Any plastic surgeon knows that their field is one of the most competitive practices in the medical discipline. In a typical year, hundreds of aspiring surgeons compete for residency positions that can accommodate fewer than half of them.

Once someone has joined the prestigious ranks of plastic surgeons, where they choose to practice is no less competitive. The most desirable markets will attract the world’s best and brightest doctors, and for plastic surgeons, the most attractive city in which to practice is Dubai. According to CNN, the Emirate is “the world’s plastic surgery hub.”

The highly competitive plastic surgery environment in Dubai requires innovative approaches to attracting new patients. In order to stay on top of everybody else, plastic surgeons will have to implement innovative healthcare solutions and take advantage of new technologies. Take a look at 4 ways to compete with the rest by staying competitive

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Physician retention is one of the greatest challenges of every hospital. Globally, doctor turnover is high in numbers with up to 25% of physicians quitting their job within three years of being hired. Additionally, the price of having to recruit new and capable doctors and especially specialized ones, such as surgeons, is also high. It ranges between tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single doctor.

Retaining them, on the other hand, has been shown to generate profits for hospitals that are in the millions. Not to speak of the benefits for a hospital’s culture and environment to have motivated and professional employees. Given these numbers and the financial and overall damage that hospitals sustain when physicians leave, what can hospital management do to retain doctors?

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