70% of Physicians Get at Least 3 Calls Per Week for New Practice Opportunities

More than 70 percent of practicing physicians and residents receive at least three solicitations each week about new practice opportunities, according to data from The Medicus Firm in an American Medical News report.


The solicitations, which may come as phone calls, emails or regular mailings, are expected to increase as demand for physicians grows.

Here is the percentage of practicing physicians (excluding residents) who receive the following number of solicitations per week.

None — 3.5 percent
1 to 2 — 26.3 percent
3 to 5 — 28.7 percent
6 to 10 — 23.3 percent
11 to 20 — 12.8 percent
21 to 50 — 4.5 percent
51 or more — 0.9 percent

Residents generally received more solicitations, with 9 percent receiving 21 to 50 each week and nearly 3 percent receiving 51 or more weekly.  

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