Excellence in Physician Recruiting: Elsayyad Medical Group

Elsayyad Medical Group, LLC, puts empathy above all else when it comes to physician recruiting. And for good reason—one day its administrators will be doing physician rounds themselves.

EMG is the brainchild of Millennial dynamo Ahmed Elsayyad, a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University who will be starting Medical School at Mt. Sinai in New York this fall. His COO, Lamin Sonko, will graduate from Johns Hopkins this spring and is medical school-bound as well.

Lamin Sonko, COO of Elsayyad Medical Group.

Lamin Sonko, COO of Elsayyad Medical Group.

Physician Recruiting with Compassion

“EMG is primarily run by future doctors, and we really look out for the physicians that we help to recruit,” says Sonko. “We have genuine compassion for the individuals that we reach out to. We want to place them where their talents will be used and they’ll be most fulfilled.”

In its first year, EMG started off recruiting physicians in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area and quickly established a national reach. Today, they help physicians in all specialties find employment nationwide. In addition, the company offers its clients pharmaceutical procurement, medical supplies, and management consulting.

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What’s really fascinating about EMG is that its managers have one foot in the field of physician recruiting, and one in the field of medicine itself. Knowing the equation from both sides means that Sonko and Elsayyad can empathize with all parties involved.

“I think it’s really new in the recruitment field to have recruitment done by actual physicians, or aspiring physicians,” says Sonko. “A lot of times, the work is done by post-grads or masters students in some other field.”

When asked why he loves physician recruiting, Sonko says:

“Personally, I love the challenge of recruiting,” Sonko says, “I love working closely with people. I’m trained as a science investigator, and there’s not a whole lot of personal contact there. I’m a social person by nature, so I love the fact that recruiting relies on your ability to communicate effectively with others.”

If you’d like to know more about Elsayyad Medical Group, visit their website, or explore the physician jobs they’ve posted on PhysEmp.

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