Merritt Hawkins: 50% of final-year medical residents received 100+ job solicitations during training

Approximately 50 percent of medical residents received more than 100 job solicitations during their final year of training, according survey findings published by Merritt Hawkins.

The report, titled "2017 Survey of Final-Year Medical Residents," presents online survey responses from 935 final-year medical residents.

Here are six key findings. 

1. Seventy percent of residents received 51-plus job solicitations from recruiters during their final year of training in 2017, which is an increase of 7 percent since 2014.

2. Half of final-year medical residents received over 100 job solicitations.

3. Over half (55 percent) of primary care residents received 100 or more job solicitations during their last year of training.

4. A majority (78 percent) of medical residents expect to make at least $176,000 their first year post residency.

5. The biggest concern for residents was "availability of free time" as they enter the medical field.

6. Approximately one in five residents (22 percent) would choose a different job if they could have a reset button. 

 

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