The University of Virginia Medical Center is adding “non-competition” clauses to the employment agreements of its 800 clinical faculty members. Under the new policy, clinical faculty involved in primary care — such as pediatrics or family medicine — are prohibited from practicing medicine within a 15-mile radius for one year after leaving employment with UVA. Clinical faculty who practice in more specialized fields cannot work within 50 miles for a year after leaving UVA.
This is bad policy and bad medicine! Everyone of those 800 doctors better think long and hard BEFORE signing away (potentially) their right to determine their future medical careers.