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Demand for physician specialists is growing

Residency Program Insider, June 29, 2018

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Physician recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins noticed an interesting trend in 2017: recruitment for specialists increased while recruitment for primary care physicians decreased. According to the firm’s 25th Annual Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives, 74% of recruiting assignments were for medical specialties, up 7% from three years ago.

During the same time period, searches for primary care physicians decreased by 32% percent. The report assessed the 3,00 recruiting assignments Merritt Hawkins conducted from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.

According to the report, there could be a specialist shortage of 73,000 by 2030. Psychiatry was the most sought after specialty and second most requested recruiting assignment overall after family medicine.

Source: Healthcare Finance
 



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