Physician Employment Trends and Well-being

Family physicians consistently top the list of the most heavily recruited positions in the United States, according to Travis Singleton, senior vice president at physician search and consulting firm Merritt Hawkins. This means more opportunities and options, whether you’re considering offers for that first post-residency job or thinking about making a move from your current practice. And, Singleton says, this isn’t the only trend in physician employment that can make it easier to find a position that supports your well-being.

About 90 percent of positions offered to new residency graduates are employed rather than independent. “We’ve seen the proliferation of delivery systems that offer employment ramp up even faster over the last year,” Singleton says.

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