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60% of Docs Wouldn't Recommend Their Profession as a Career



The administrative burden of being a physician continues to fuel discontent among doctors. More than a third report having a negative outlook for the profession, and the majority would not recommend it as a career choice.



5 comments on "60% of Docs Wouldn't Recommend Their Profession as a Career"
Dr pavan Kumar (8/5/2013 at 11:11 PM)

So true in indian context also .by the time a doctor is ready for practice ,he is already 35yrs age ,and prime time of age is behind him/her,and contemporaries are well settled .so frustrating in medical profession now a days.
Allison McCarthy (7/22/2013 at 9:01 AM)

While in the short term, the hospital/health system community works on creating more satisfying practice venues for physicians, this study highlights how we're also going to have to be the ones to encourage young adults to consider medicine a worthy career path. Otherwise, it will remain invisible to other career choices and the supply problem will continue to go unaddressed.
Barbara Baker (7/21/2013 at 1:39 PM)

There does not seem to be a key for these charts. They do not make sense without one. Have I missed something?
Robert Luedecke, MD (7/19/2013 at 9:59 AM)

No doubt this is a difficult time with so many things changing at once, but I continue to see this as the beginning of the best time for US healthcare.
Tyco Brahe (7/11/2013 at 11:28 AM)

This 60% discontent percentage has been the same for over a decade.