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If you 're thinking about hiring an associate for your medical practice, you will have many things to consider and many decisions to make. This article weighs the pros and cons of associateships and provides a 12-question quiz to help you determine whether an associate will be a good fit for your goal, philosophy, needs, and personality. It suggests helpful tips for recruiting and interviewing top-notch applicants to your associateship, including effective interview questions. It also offers advice about evaluating associateship applicants and suggests typical compensation arrangements. This article also includes questions to answer in your associateship contract and practical advice about restrictive covenants and externships. Finally, the article offers 12 suggestions for getting your new associate up to speed right away in your practice.