The curse of the first job – fact or urban legend?
This edition of the Jackson & Coker Industry Report focuses on issues associated with the annual rite of passage for new physicians: completing residency training and reviewing a broad range of career opportunities. Conventional wisdom says that this first position is short lived – fact or fiction? We decided to find out through a survey about first jobs.
We discovered that, in many cases, the factors that motivate the selection of the first job may also be responsible for its limited tenure. A series of questions asked physicians about their first jobs – how long did they stay and how satisfied they were. The results were interesting and very enlightening. If you are an outbound resident, or know someone who is, share this survey with them. The experiences of the responding physicians may impact anyone who is considering a new professional opportunity.
Coming attractions: Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, in future editions we will discuss the possible aftermath related to practicing physicians. Additionally, prior to the November election, we will publish the results of a survey focusing on doctors’ views concerning the presidential candidates and health care.
Certainly these are interesting times for anyone associated with health care delivery or physician staffing.