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Physician Career Choice and Satisfaction
How and why do doctors select their specialties, work settings and communities in which to practice? Do medical students know what they want to do once they finish their education? Can doctors in training be nudged toward practice in certain under-served geographic areas and in specialties facing a shortage of members? How can practice organizations that have a deficit in applicants recruit the physicians they need? How do practice characteristics differ from one specialty and work-setting to another? What features of a work-setting make for satisfaction and dissatisfaction in the different specialties and practice organizations? This book addresses those questions and others related to the distribution of physicians in the workforce using empirical data collected from physicians in practice and a large scale program intended to influence physician career choice.