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Survey Shows Medical Residents Are Swamped With Job Offers

Posted by Anonymous at 9/18/2017 7:14:58 AM

The 2017 Survey of Final-Year Medical Residents is Now Available

Survey Shows Medical Residents Are Swamped With Job Offers

By Phillip Miller

Everyone knows that medical residents are extremely busy absorbing all the clinical skills they need to become practicing physicians.

A new survey suggests they also spend a considerable amount of time processing the flood of job solicitations that come their way.

Merritt Hawkins’ 2017 Survey of Final-Year Medical Residents tracks the career plans and expectations of 926 physicians in their final year of residency training. Seventy percent indicated they received 50 or more job solicitations during their training, while 50 percent received 100 or more job solicitations.

That is the highest number of residents indicating they received 100 or more job feelers since Merritt Hawkins began conducting the survey in 1995. Job solicitations came in the form of phone calls, emails, and direct mail from recruiters at hospitals, medical groups and physician recruiting firms.

The survey is one more signal that the nation is facing a physician deficit, projected by the Association of American Medical Colleges to reach up to 104,000 doctors by 2030.

The survey also examines when residents begin a serious job search, what type of communities they would prefer to practice in, their salary expectations and other data of interest to those who follow physician recruiting and physician workforce issues.

This infographic illustrates key findings of the survey, and a complete copy of the 26-page survey report is available by emailing me here.


Phillip Miller is Vice President of Communications for Merritt Hawkins and Staff Care, companies of AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AHS).  

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