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Emergency Medicine remains most difficult to recruit among most in-demand physician specialties

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The top 6 of the Most In-Demand Specialties on PracticeLink.com retain their rank of Most Challenging to Recruit; rest of Index shows little change in Q2.

Emergency Medicine remains most difficult to recruit

Of the 15 Most In-Demand specialties on PracticeLink, Emergency Medicine has retained its position as the most challenging to recruit. Emergency Medicine was also at the top of the PracticeLink Physician Recruitment Index in the First Quarter of 2012 as well.

The PracticeLink Physician Recruitment Index measures the relative ease or difficulty of recruitment based on supply and demand information gathered by the PracticeLink system.

The higher the “Jobs per candidate” number, the more difficult healthcare recruiters may find the search for those specialists.

The top six specialties stay the same this quarter

The top six specialties on the Index didn’t change this quarter, and none have left or joined the Index’s list of the Most In-Demand specialties since October.

The Most In-Demand specialties are compiled from the number of jobs posted by in-house recruiters on PracticeLink.com.

PracticeLink.com is the most widely used online physician job bank, with 15,500 physician jobs from 5,000 health care facilities nationwide. More than 20,000 job-seeking physicians and advanced practitioners are registered with PracticeLink at any one time.

The 15 most in-demand specialties Q2 2013 (ranked by difficulty to recruit)

Rank Specialty Jobs Per Candidate Change in Index Rank
1 Emergency Medicine 3.03 Same
2 Urology 2.09 Same
3 ENT 2.07 Same
4 Neurology 1.52 Same
5 Orthopaedic Surgery 1.51 Same
6 Gastroenterology 1.19 Same
7 Family Medicine 1.05 +1
8 Psychiatry 1.01 +1
9 Pulmonary/Critical Care 0.97 -2
10 Internal Medicine 0.84 Same
11 Hospitalist 0.67 Same
12 General Surgery 0.57 +1
13 OB/Gyn 0.54 -1
14 Pediatrics 0.46 Same
15 Cardiology 0.38 Same

 * The most in-demand specialties are determined by the number of job postings in the PracticeLink.com Job Bank.

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