Are Hospitals Snubbing Qualified Physicians?

A recent survey found more than 26 percent of physicians with at least 16 years of experience had zero responses to their applications with hospitals and direct employers, according to data from The Medicus Firm.

At the same time, only 8.2 percent of physicians with 1-15 years of experience reported a zero response rate from hospitals.

The survey led to the following additional findings:
• The number of offers received by younger candidates (within 15 years of completing their training) averaged at about 7.88. Older candidates saw roughly 2.12 offers over the same period of two years.

• Women reported a longer response time to job applications than men. While 68 percent of men reported that they received a response within a week, only 58 percent of females said the same.

• Search firms helped response times, since 66 percent of respondents said they received a response from employers within a week, but 78 percent of respondents received a response from third party firms within that same time.

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