The following is an excerpt from Becker's Healthcare Review.
Physicians' happiness varies greatly by specialty, with plastic surgeons reporting the most contentment outside of work, a Feb. 24 Medscape report found.
The report is based on survey responses from 9,175 U.S. physicians polled between June 28 and Oct. 3, 2022.
Here's how the specialties rank on happiness outside of work, according to Medscape:
Plastic Surgery — 71 percent reported feeling happy or very happy outside of work
Public health and preventive medicine — 69 percent
Orthopedics — 65 percent
Otolaryngology — 65 percent
Urology — 63 percent
Physical medicine and rehabilitation — 63 percent
Ophthalmology — 62 percent
Dermatology — 62 percent
Pathology — 62 percent
Gastroenterology — 62 percent
Radiology — 61 percent
Click here to see the remainder of specialties.
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Why are they wasting time and energy studying doctor's contentment OUTSIDE of work? I don't get it.
George W Jedras says
I do not see anesthesiologist on the list even though they are a key component of the other specialists success!
Caren Gallaher says
As more physicians become employed and are required to remove themselves from the art and science of Medicine (replaced by the business of Healthcare)..more become disillusioned. The only way back is to minimize/eliminate the middlemen. Restore the private, trusted, personal relationships with patients. Maybe we should look at the satisfaction of those who practice by way of Direct Care Models ..DPC or the Surgery Center of Oklahoma. Physicians and Patients are much happier when they don't struggle with mob like shakedowns inherent in the Big Health Cartel model of Medical care delivery.