Corey Krupa hasn’t worked himself out of his job yet. But in the nine months he’s been physician recruiter for Timmins and District Hospital, he’s found seven new associate medical staff members.
“Two of them are orthopedic surgeons, two pediatricians, a family medicine physician, ER doc and a pathologist,” Krupa reports.
He notes that Timmins still needs 15 or 20 family doctors. If you don’t have one, he strongly recommends registering with Health Care Connect. Meanwhile, the effort to fill the gap in primary care has him doubling down on that aspect… going to recruitment fairs, among other activities.
And he says the hospital is working on students from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
“We have seven NOSM medical students and seven family residents,” he says “We’re currently making sure that they are welcome, that they’re appreciated and that they can see themselves practicing here.”
Here is the audio of our full interview with Corey Krupa. Among other things, he discusses obstacles and advantages to getting doctors to move here: