ArticleThe Socialization of Newly Hired Medical Staff into a Large Health SystemBender, Claire; DeVogel, Susan; Blomberg, RobertAuthor Information Claire E. Bender, M.D., is a Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, a member of the Mayo Rochester Board of Governors, and Chair of the Rochester Personnel Committee, Rochester, Minnesota. Susan H. DeVogel, Ph.D., is President of the Ivy Consulting Group, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota. Robert A. Blomberg, M.A.I.R., is a member of the Human Resource Strategies group, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Health Care Management Review: Winter 1999 - Volume 24 - Issue 1 - p 95-108 Buy Abstract The acquisition of private medical practices by large health care systems often results in the transition of the physician from self-employment to salaried employee. In order to be successful, new physicians must be socialized into the new environment, requiring both concrete information and cultural orientation. This Mayo Clinic study of recently hired physicians yielded information about both content and delivery mechanisms that will help in planning an integrated system of orientation experiences. Copyright © 1999 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.