Crusader Kings III – How to Recruit a Physician

Sure, you can interview for new physicians. But how to tell if they’re just a quack or not before signing them on?

Guide to Recruit a Physician

The Ailment

Maybe you’re lucky and find an excellent physician just loitering amongst your court flunkies. Otherwise, once a year you can order the minor decision ‘Search for Physician’ (costs you nothing). Then within two weeks you get presented with 2 or 3 candidates. But are they any better than what you’ve already got?

While you can right-click and examine their learning stats and doctoring traits, you can only really guess at their aptitude once they’re in the job. And course, they always ask an outrageous sign-on fee.

The Prescription

I’ve found it’s better to always to flunk them all at interview, but invite one or more to court anyway (done via right-clicking their portrait in the interview screen).


  • That way I can see exactly how good they are before re-assigning the position (you can compare candidates from your court via the change Physician order panel).
  • If they’re no better than my current Doc, then I haven’t swapped him out-and-back needlessly and got him all cranky about it.
  • I don’t need to pay any ruinous sign-on fee.
  • They might be good at court in some altogether different position. I can check their stats during interview for suitability on Council and maybe recruit them for that instead.
  • In any case, a few extra quacks are still handy to have at Court in reserve.

Caveat: If you’re just starting out a game then it might be less easy to invite them to court.

Egor Opleuha
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Egor Opleuha, also known as Juzzzie, is the Editor-in-Chief of Gameplay Tips. He is a writer with more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing online content. His favorite game was and still is the third part of the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic saga. He prefers to spend all his free time playing retro games and new indie games.

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