Is a national physician shortage turning new doctors into blue-chip athletes?
Over 90% of newly minted physicians received at least 10 job solicitations during their training, and 80% percent received two dozen or more solicitations, according to a new survey.
The number of new physicians being trained in the United States has remained flat for over 20 years. As a result, newly trained physicians in almost all specialties are in high demand.
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The Merritt, Hawkins survey asked 290 physicians in their final year of training how many times they had been contacted by recruiters seeking to interest them in jobs.
The survey reveals that 94% had received 10 or more solicitations during the course of their training; 80% had received 26 or more job solicitations; 40% had received over 50 job solicitations; and 6% had received over 100 job solicitations.