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Family Practice Tops List of Most Requested Physician Searches

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The 2011 Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives by Merritt Hawkins showed that family practice was the most requested specialty among physician searches from April 1, 2010-March 31, 2011.

Top 20 most requested physician searches by medical specialty are listed in decreasing order:

Family practice (includes family practice/OB) — 532
Internal medicine — 295
Hospitalist — 160
Psychiatry — 133
Orthopedic surgery — 104
Emergency medicine — 92
OB/GYN — 80
Neurology — 79
General surgery — 69
Pediatrics — 64
Urology — 56
Dermatology — 48
Hematology/oncology — 35
Gastroenterology — 32
Pulmonology — 32
Otolaryngology — 31
Radiology — 27
Cardiology — 26
Anesthesiology — 21
Endocrinology — 19

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