10 specialties that are most in demand
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Quick View. Posted Oct. 10, 2005
Hospitals, medical groups and clinics continue to struggle to fill staff physician positions.
In a poll of 106 Assn. of Staff Physician Recruiters' members, two-thirds of respondents said it took more than seven months to find a physician, while one-fifth said it took 18 months or longer. Each respondent was asked to name the three specialties that posed the toughest recruiting challenge. Here are the 10 that ASPR members listed most frequently.