With nearly a quarter of physicians in some specialties under age 39,1 millennials are beginning to make their mark on American medicine. Their age group has experienced criticism, in and out of medicine. The terms “entitled,” “lazy” and “self-absorbed” crop up regularly in journalistic assessments. And the impact of [...]
While much of the attention being paid to millennial-age physicians centers on the young physicians’ sometimes uneasy relationships with older medical colleagues, there’s another interesting relationship to consider: millennials caring for millennials.
The Intergenerational Workforce Among the many changes physicians face today is the changing face of the physician. Once known as the exclusive white male workforce in the United States, the physician workforce has become more female, more varied in country of origin, more racially diverse and more “Millennial.” Let’s look at [...]