Is the grass really greener?

Meyers, Arlen; Priddy, Robert
April 2006
Leading Edge;Spring2006, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p2
The article focuses on medical practitioners who consider leaving practice. The interesting thing about physician dissatisfaction is that it is occurring at all levels, including medical students, residents, and practicing physicians at every level of experience. Between 1995 and 2001 the average percentage of respondents in the Merritt Hawkins study who would have chosen a field other than medicine averaged only seven percent. However, in 2003, those stating they would not choose medicine again rose dramatically to 24 percent.


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