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The Top Medical News in 2019: Our Most-read Blogs

December 31, 2019

The Top Medical News in 2019: Our Most-read Blogs

Tracking health care employment trends and medical news is an important aspect of what Merritt Hawkins does, and we believe in keeping both job seekers and employers well-informed. That’s where our Physician Staffing Blog comes in.


Over the course of 2019, we have enjoyed providing our readers with key insights and updates—from the latest physician salary news and the hot job market for residents to key healthcare trends and emerging practice models for advanced practitioners.  In case you missed any of these important topics, here are our most popular blog posts of the year.


Our Most-read Medical Blogs of 2019


Physician Starting Salaries by Specialty: 2019 vs 2018


Are salary offers going up or down? Using data from our annual review of salaries and incentives for physicians and advanced practitioners, this article highlights the average starting salary rates for 20 of the top-recruited specialties, compared to last year’s average salaries. Find out how your compensation compares.


New Survey Shows Physicians Are Key Revenue Drivers for Hospitals


This blog post highlights the important role that physicians play in the fiscal health of their affiliated hospitals, ranking which specialties generate the most revenue. Readers can download the 2019 Physician Inpatient/Outpatient Revenue Survey for full details.


Physician Trends to Watch in 2019


Did we have it right? Last January we took a look at eight predictions and physician trends to watch in 2019, ranging from doctors joining startups and the growing IMLC to the impact of medical technology. See if these trends checked out as expected.


How to Kick Off a Physician Job Search: 5 Keys to Success


Scanning job boards and sending CVs should not be the sum total of your physician job search. There are several factors that need to be addressed. Two physician staffing experts share insider tips for digging a little deeper and starting off in the right direction to ultimately create the best outcome for your career. Anyone considering a career change in 2020 will want this information.


CRNAs and the Anesthesia Care Team Model


How do certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) work with anesthesiologists and others on the care team, and which practice model is the best? This article looks at the specifics of the Anesthesia Care Team Model (ACT) and some closely-related practice models, and considers the pros and cons of each.


Annual Report Examines Physician Starting Salaries and Other Recruiting Incentives


See what’s new in the annual Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioners Recruiting Incentives. Now in its 26th year, this comprehensive job market report covers all major specialties and explains the key trends in medical recruiting, based on actual offers and contracts. It’s a must-have resource for anyone who designs compensation packages or manages staffing for physicians and advanced practitioners, and for job candidates who want to know what to expect. The full report can be downloaded at no cost.


Survey: New Physicians Are Swamped with Job Choices


Is it possible that medical residents have too many choices for their first physician job? The 2019 Survey of Final-Year Medical Residents highlights the number of offers new physicians are fielding, which specialties are most hotly recruited and what’s behind these trends. It also examines the career choices, plans and expectations of this year’s cohort of new physicians. Read the highlights or download the full survey.


KEEP UP with the latest medical news and recruitment trends in the Merritt Hawkins physician staffing blog, or browse thousands of current jobs for physicians and advanced practitioners to start off 2020.


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