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One of the biggest problems in the health care industry today is the supply and demand of physicians. As health care organizations scramble to recruit physicians for vital positions, they find themselves in a highly competitive and exhausting battle. As the health care industry changes, so do the needs and desires of physicians, especially young physicians. The heart and soul of a good recruitment program must include understanding who physicians are and what motivates them, selecting the right candidate, and most importantly, retaining them once you have gone to the time, expense, and heartache of recruiting them. Understanding how integrated systems can deal with these factors in the most effective and efficient way is key to surviving and thriving in an era of health care reform.