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These are the highest-paid doctor specialties in the US, according to a massive 2022 survey report

According to a physician compensation report by Domixity, the average compensation for U.S. physicians grew by 3.8% from 2020 to 2021 – this growth was significantly higher compared to the previous year (1.5%). [1] The high salary level of your chosen field is one of the many key deciding factors when it comes to answering…

Reasons to not be a doctor and the Key Disadvantages of pursuing medicine as a career…
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Reasons to not be a doctor and the Key Disadvantages of pursuing medicine as a career…

Whilst there are many good reasons to go to medical school and become a doctor, a career in medicine isn’t for everyone. The demands of becoming a doctor are intense, both in terms of the amount of learning in medical school that is required and the long hours once you are actually practicing. If you’re…

13 Compelling Reasons to be a Doctor and the Key Advantages of pursuing this career
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13 Compelling Reasons to be a Doctor and the Key Advantages of pursuing this career

1. It is a fulfilling career This factor is arguably the most important when deciding if you want to become a doctor. Being a doctor gives you a great life purpose as you’ll be able to improve people’s lives every day. If you have a passion for helping people improve their health, then this career…

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Depression in doctors; an unfortunate reality

Depression affects an estimated 12% of males and up to 19.5% of females in the medical field, making it as prevalent as in the general population. [1, 2] Furthermore  15–30% of medical students and residents screened positive for depressive symptoms. [3, 4, 5]. In this article, we’ll discuss the key findings of the report by Medscape on depression…

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Physician suicide rate and risk by specialty

Every year sadly around 300 to 400 physicians die by suicide every year. Alarmingly the results from a 10-minute 2021 survey by Medscape involving 13,069 physicians showed that around 1 in 10 physicians had thoughts about or attempted suicide. 10% of male and 13% of female doctors said that their colleagues or other physicians had…

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Doctors burnout; signs, causes, treatment, and prevention (Medically reviewed, 2023)

It’s no secret that doctors experience a high level of stress. But what many people may not know is the extent to which this stress can lead to burnout. Burnout can negatively affect all aspects of a doctor’s life, from their personal relationships to their career. In this post, we’ll take a look at the…

Are doctors happy with their jobs? Which specialty has the highest satisfaction rate?
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Are doctors happy with their jobs? Which specialty has the highest satisfaction rate?

Short Answer According to a 2019 survey done on 5,855 physicians by the AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) and Comp Health, the majority of practicing doctors (71%) report that they are happy although 19% say they are very or somewhat unhappy. [1] Furthermore, 61% said that they would still become a physician if they had the chance…