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PracticeLink’s Physician Recruitment Index: 2015 Q4

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Have you ever wondered how one specialty compares to another in the physician job market?

The PracticeLink Physician Recruitment Index is an indication of the relative ease or difficulty of recruitment for various specialties based on supply and demand information gathered by the PracticeLink system quarterly. The larger the “Jobs per candidate” number, the more difficult the search.

Check out the Most Challenging to Recruit and Most In-Demand specialties for the fourth quarter of 2015. The Most Challenging to Recruit Specialties are those with the most jobs posted on PracticeLink per candidate in those specialties.

What’s new? Pediatrics-Rheumatology and Surgery-Neurocritical Care took the top spots again this quarter, and though the top half of the Index remained fairly consistent, the second half saw some major changes.

Five new specialties made the top 15: Otolaryngology – Otologist, Hospice, Pediatrics – Urology, Ophthalmology – Retinal Surgery, and Gynecology – Oncology.

The Most In-Demand Specialties are those with the most jobs posted on PracticeLink and are ranked by hardest to recruit.

What’s new? This quarter’s Index is nearly identical to that of last quarter, with only two specialties—Pulmonary Disease-Critical Care and Hospitalist—moving more than a single spot. Urgent Care took the top spot for the 10th quarter in a row.

* Subspecialties have been consolidated for this publication with the exception of pediatric subspecialties.
† As compared to last Index, pulled October 1. Current Index pulled January 1, 2016.



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