In this episode of The Profitable Practice Podcast, I interview my mentee Dr. Meaghan Datema, ND about her experience as a new grad transitioning into practice with mentorship.
There are huge benefits to hiring new grads as employees!
The status quo model of hiring new grads as associates on a % split is not the only way to go about hiring help and mentoring the next gen of ND’s. In fact, I think it serves neither practitioner nor the practice very well.
In my interview with Dr. Meaghan, she compares both her experiences in transitioning into the workforce as a newly graduated ND – from the perspective of a contractor and an employee.
From the clinic owner’s perspective I weigh in on some of the benefits I’ve received from this very strategically beneficial arrangement.
Tune in to hear how we’re making it a really beautiful experience for us both.
In This Episode:
[0:56] Introduction and context for today’s episode – the benefits and process of hiring your first new grad/mentee as an employee rather than an associate.
[3:40] Who is Dr. Meaghan Datema? How did she get hired work at Dr. Andrea’s clinic?
[5:10] Meaghan on starting as an employee with mentorship of an experienced ND – what it means to be an ND in the real world.
[7:13] Comparing both her practices as an employee and as an independent contractor.
[9:50] What attracted Dr. Meaghan to an employee position in the first place.
[12:00] On what creating a mentorship/team environment as the clinic leader looks like.
[14:15] Key revenue metrics the drive Dr. Meaghan to grow both her patient roster and the business overall.
[17:20] Dr. Meaghan’s thoughts on what’s helping her really thrive as a new practitioner.
[19:00] How Dr. Meaghan is basically Dr. Andrea’s insurance policy that pays for itself!
[20:14] Dr. Meaghan reflects on the difference in herself as a practitioner with Dr. Andrea’s mentorship.
[23:24] Dr. Meaghan’s final words…
[24:45] Dr. Andrea’s recap and takeaways… also an offer of help if you want to take on a mentee or student and have questions about how to do that.
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