Physician satisfaction and some good reads


Based on 2002 survey study by J. Paul Leigh et all, these are most likely to be satisfying specialties in descending order:

  • Geriatric medicine – taking care of old people, hospice care
  • Neonatal-perinatal medicine – babies!!!
  • Cardiothoracic surgery – uuuuu…
  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics

 Lowest likelihood for physician satisfaction:

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Obstetric and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics (notice the plethora of specialties beginning with letter “O”)
  • Internal medicine

Interesting that some low-paid specialties are the most satisfying ones (geriatric, neonate, peds). Surely money isn’t everything right?😉 And here’s some good reads for you guys:

  • Physician satisfaction (PDF) 

 http://www.gpscholar.uthscsa.edu/gpscholar/FacultyScholars/cr/genmed/library/aimvol162pg1577.pdf

  • Berita MMA (Malaysian Medical Association) – Current Issue (PDF)

http://www.mma.org.my/Portals/0/pdf/October%2007%20ed.pdf

  • MMA Medical Journal (latest- PDF)

http://www.mma.org.my/Portals/0/MED%20J%20MALAYSIA%20VOL%2062%20NO%204%20OCT%202007.pdf

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