Rethinking recruitment & retention

May 01, 2004, 4:00am

National report - Aware of a shortage of medical personnel in the Philadelphia region, physician assistant Abby Jacobson was confident she would easily land a new job when she found out her supervising physician was selling his practice. She not only got a new position within a few weeks at a dermatology practice, but she received a salary increase, and negotiated a four-day workweek with Fridays off.