Adopt a sabbatical leave policy for your group’s physicians

With all the talk about beleaguered physicians experiencing low morale today, now's a good time to consider adopting a sabbatical leave policy for your group's physicians. For years, many professionals—doctors included—have opted for an occasional change in activity as a welcome relief from day-to-day routines.

With younger physicians placing great emphasis on quality-of-life issues these days, offering a well-planned sabbatical program can give you a recruiting edge. Further, it benefits your whole group.

Many doctors with years of hard work under their belts yearn for the chance to decompress with a sabbatical leave. Some want to devote time to special training or research, while others want to provide their services in a different venue, like a free clinic or on a foreign mission field.

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