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News and briefs: Residents in favor of hospital employment

Residency Program Insider, November 8, 2011

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In 2001, only 3% of graduating residents were interested in hospital employment, according to a survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins & Associates. That number grew by 29% in the last 10 years. The most recent survey released by Merritt Hawkins found that 32% of graduating residents would prefer hospital employment. Only 10% of respondents were interested in employment with a single-specialty and another 10% a multi-specialty group. In 2001, 24% and 28% respectively were interested in these group practices.

"There's a strong desire for work-life balance, more leisure time, more family time," said Stoney Abercrombie, MD, president of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. "They're willing to work but have not bought into that myth that you have to kill yourself to be successful. Residents are looking at more part-time positions, but it's very difficult in a single or small practice if you're not working full time."

To read more of the survey results, click here.



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