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Pediatric subspecialists in high demand—and challenging to recruit

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Twelve of the 15 Most Challenging Specialties To Recruit from the PracticeLink Physician Recruitment Index are Pediatric Subspecialties.

Pediatric subspecialties are difficult to recruit

Pediatric Subspecialties again make up most of the PracticeLink Physician Recruitment Index’s list of the 15 Most Challenging Specialties to Recruit.

That means physicians in the below specialties are in high demand—and healthcare recruiters may find these positions difficult to fill in the second quarter of 2013.

Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatric Hem/Onc Neuro, and Pediatric Adolescent Medicine are all new to this quarter’s Index.

How the PracticeLink Physician Recruitment Index works

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.

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

The 15 most challenging specialties to recruit in 2013 Q2 are:

Rank

Specialty

Jobs Per Candidate

Change in Index Rank

1

Flight Surgery

*

+1

2

Peds-Child Abuse 

*

+2

3

Peds – Dermatology

*

New

4

Peds – Hem/Onc Neuro

*

New

5

Peds – Neuro Critical Care

*

Same

6

Peds – Neuro Surgery

*

Same

7

Peds – Rheumatology

*

-7

8

Peds – Perinatal

*

+1

9

Peds – Emergency Medicine

4.09

+1

10

Peds – ENT

4.00

-3

11

Peds – Surgery

3.67

+1

12

Peds – Adolescent Medicine

3.50

New

13

Emergency Medicine

3.03

+1

14

Peds – Allergy & Immunology

3.00

-1

15

Geriatrics

2.73

Same

* denotes a specialty for which there are jobs posted but no candidates at the time of the list creation.

About PracticeLink

For more information about PracticeLink and the PracticeLink Physician Recruitment Index, or to arrange an interview about physician recruitment trends, please contact: Laura Hammond, Director of Communications; Laura.Hammond@PracticeLink.com, (502) 272-3836.

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